Navigation Lights Quiz

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Navigation lights keep you safeEven on the lightest nights
Good knowledge is essentialKeep yourself and others safe by learning your lights.

Navigation Lights

Rules of the Road


Colregs are the collision regulations that keep us from running into each other at sea, sometime called the rules of the road.  At night we need lights aboard our vessels, in configurations laid down by the regulations to help us when it gets dark or gloomy.


So if you are on watch on a dark night, you look out to sea and see this light configuration, what does it tell us?

The answer is

Click or hover over the image to reveal the answer.

Navigation Lights
Navigation Lights
What does this light configuration indicate? Hover or click to find out.
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