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137: INLAND ONLY A vessel displaying an alternating red and yellow light is __________.
N a. in distress N b. enforcing the law Y c. engaged in public safety activities N d. restricted in its ability to maneuver150: INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel, when leaving a dock or berth, must sound what signal?
N a. Three short blasts N b. A long blast Y c. A prolonged blast N d. No signal is required.208: INTERNATIONAL ONLY A single vessel being towed alongside shall show __________.
N a. one all-round white light Y b. sidelights and a stern light N c. only the outboard sidelight and a stern light N d. a masthead light, sidelights, and a stern light250: INLAND ONLY You are on a power-driven vessel "I" as shown. Vessel "II" is a power-driven vessel engaged in fishing that will pass within 1/2 a mile of your vessel. You sound one short blast on the whistle. Vessel "II" does not sound any signal. Which action should you take? (DIAGRAM 36 )
N a. Hold course and speed without giving a signal. Y b. Sound the danger signal and reduce speed. N c. Sound one short blast, reduce speed and turn to starboard. N d. Sound two short blasts and change course to port.330: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Diagram "B" shows the arc of visibility of a __________. (DIAGRAM 23 )
N a. white masthead light Y b. green sidelight N c. red sidelight N d. stern light332: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Diagram "A" shows the arc of visibility of a __________. (DIAGRAM 23 )
Y a. red sidelight N b. green sidelight N c. masthead light N d. stern light334: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Diagram "A" shows the arc of visibility of a __________. (DIAGRAM 23 )
N a. yellow flashing light Y b. red sidelight N c. green sidelight N d. stern light334: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Diagram "A" shows the arc of visibility of a __________. (DIAGRAM 23 )
N a. yellow flashing light Y b. red sidelight N c. green sidelight N d. stern light389: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see ONLY the light shown. This could be a vessel __________. (DIAGRAM 80 )
N a. not under command N b. engaged in fishing Y c. under oars N d. towing4162: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel at night, displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 83 )
N a. fishing Y b. not under command N c. towing N d. being towed4203: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you hear the firing of a gun at one minute intervals from another vessel, this indicates that __________.
N a. the gun is being used to sound passing signals Y b. the vessel is in distress N c. all vessels are to clear the area N d. all is clear and it is safe to pass4271: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A tug is towing three manned barges in line in fog. The third vessel of the tow should sound __________.
N a. no fog signal N b. one prolonged and two short blasts Y c. one prolonged and three short blasts N d. one prolonged, one short and one prolonged blast4282: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 63 )
Y a. towing astern N b. underway and more than 50 meters in length N c. broken down N d. fishing4293: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is to sound a fog signal of one prolonged followed by two short blasts?
N a. A vessel not under command N b. A sailing vessel underway N c. A vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, at anchor Y d. All of the above4327: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two vessels are approaching each other near head on. What action should be taken to avoid collision?
N a. The first vessel to sight the other should give way. N b. The vessel making the slower speed should give way. Y c. Both vessels should alter course to starboard. N d. Both vessels should alter course to port.4330: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog, you hear a short blast, a prolonged blast, and a short blast of a whistle. This signal indicates a __________.
N a. vessel towing in fog N b. sailboat underway in fog N c. vessel being towed in fog Y d. vessel anchored in fog4352: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the minimum vessel length which must show two white masthead lights, one forward and one aft, when underway at night?
N a. 7 meters N b. 20 meters Y c. 50 meters N d. 100 meters4371: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A head-on situation at night is one in which you see __________.
N a. one sidelight of a vessel ahead of you N b. one sidelight and a masthead light of a vessel ahead of you N c. one sidelight, a masthead light, and a range light of a vessel ahead of you Y d. both sidelights of a vessel dead ahead of you4374: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel aground would show the same day-shape as a __________.
N a. vessel towing a submerged object N b. dredge underway and dredging N c. hydrographic survey vessel at anchor and surveying Y d. None of the above4445: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel must show a towing light above the stern light?
N a. A vessel pushing three barges ahead N b. A vessel towing alongside Y c. A vessel with a 150-meter tow astern N d. None of the above4642: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND By radar alone, you detect a vessel ahead on a collision course, about 3 miles distant. Your radar plot shows this to be a meeting situation. You should __________.
N a. turn to port Y b. turn to starboard N c. maintain course and speed and sound the danger signal N d. maintain course and speed and sound no signal4660: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In fog you observe your radar and determine that risk of collision exists with a vessel which is 2 miles off your port bow. You should __________.
N a. stop your engines N b. sound the danger signal at two-minute intervals N c. hold course and speed until the other vessel is sighted Y d. take avoiding action as soon as possible4827: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Rules state that vessels may depart from the requirements of the Rules when __________.
N a. operating in restricted visibility N b. operating in a narrow channel Y c. necessary to avoid immediate danger N d. the Master enters it in the ship's log4847: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The rules require which factor to be taken into account when determining safe speed?
N a. The construction of the vessel N b. The experience of the vessel's crew Y c. The location of vessels detected by radar N d. All of the above4857: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel approaching a narrow channel shall __________.
Y a. avoid crossing the channel if it impedes another vessel navigating in the channel N b. not overtake any vessels within the channel N c. keep as close as possible to the edge of the channel on her port side N d. anchor only in the middle of the channel4861: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When navigating in thick fog with the radar on, you should __________.
N a. station the look-out in the wheelhouse to keep a continuous watch on the radar N b. secure the sounding of fog signals until a vessel closes within five miles Y c. station a look-out as low down and far forward as possible N d. keep the radar on the shortest available range for early detection of approaching vessels4864: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel shall NOT impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway?
N a. A vessel dredging Y b. A sailing vessel N c. A vessel servicing an aid to navigation N d. All of the above8078: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Vessel "A" is overtaking vessel "B" on open waters as shown and will pass without changing course. Vessel "A" __________. (DIAGRAM 17 )
Y a. need not sound any whistle signals N b. should sound two short blasts N c. should sound the danger signal N d. should sound one long blast8087: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Lighting requirements in inland waters are different from those for international waters for __________.
Y a. barges being pushed ahead N b. vessels restricted in their ability to maneuver N c. vessels towing astern N d. barges being towed astern8126: INTERNATIONAL ONLY A light used to signal passing intentions must be an __________.
N a. all-round white or yellow light N b. all-round yellow light only Y c. all-round white light only N d. Any colored light is acceptable.