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11: INLAND ONLY When you are overtaking another vessel and desire to pass on her left or port hand, you should sound __________.
N a. one short blast N b. one long blast Y c. two short blasts N d. two prolonged blasts93: INLAND ONLY While underway in a harbor you hear a vessel sound a prolonged blast. This signal indicates that this vessel __________.
N a. desires to overtake your vessel N b. is at anchor N c. is backing her engines Y d. is moving from a dock129: INLAND ONLY You are proceeding in a channel in inland waters and are meeting an outbound vessel. Your responsibilities include __________.
N a. keeping to that side of the channel which is on your vessel's port side Y b. exchanging whistle signals if passing within half a mile N c. stopping your vessel and letting the outbound vessel initiate signals for passing N d. giving the outbound vessel the right of way174: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see the display of lights shown. They could indicate a vessel __________. (DIAGRAM 71 )
N a. under sail and power N b. dredging while underway N c. fishing with nets extending more than 150 meters Y d. power-driven and approaching head-on369: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two power-driven vessels are crossing as shown. Vessel "A" sounds one short blast on the whistle. Vessel "A" is the __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
N a. stand-on vessel N b. overtaking vessel Y c. give-way vessel N d. None of the above4009: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your 15-meter tug is underway and crossing a deep and narrow channel. A large container vessel is off your port bow on a steady bearing. Which statement is TRUE concerning this situation?
N a. You should maintain course and speed. N b. The container vessel is the stand-on as it is the larger vessel. Y c. You are not to impede the safe passage of the container vessel in the channel. N d. None of the above4095: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When underway in a channel, you should keep to the __________.
N a. middle of the channel Y b. starboard side of the channel N c. port side of the channel N d. side of the channel that has the widest turns4101: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning the danger signal?
Y a. When any vessel fails to understand the intentions of an approaching vessel she must sound the danger signal. N b. Only the stand-on vessel can sound the danger signal. N c. Distress signals may be used in place of the danger signal. N d. The danger signal consists of 4 or more short blasts of the whistle.4109: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel towing in fog shall sound a fog signal of __________.
N a. one prolonged blast every one minute N b. two prolonged blasts every two minutes Y c. one prolonged and two short blasts every two minutes N d. one prolonged blast every two minutes4120: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel engaged in fishing during the day would show __________.
N a. one black ball N b. two cones with bases together N c. a cone, apex downward Y d. two cones, apexes together4184: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching another vessel at night. You can see both red and green sidelights and, above the level of the sidelights, three white lights in a vertical line. The vessel may be __________.
N a. not under command Y b. towing a tow more than 200 meters astern N c. trawling N d. underway and dredging4187: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a crossing situation on open waters, a sailing vessel shall keep out of the way of all the following vessels EXCEPT a __________.
N a. vessel not under command N b. vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver Y c. power-driven vessel approaching on her starboard side N d. vessel fishing4190: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel making way through the water sounds a fog signal of __________.
Y a. one prolonged blast at intervals of not more than two minutes N b. two prolonged blasts at intervals of not more than two minutes N c. one prolonged blast at intervals of not more than one minute N d. two prolonged blasts at intervals of not more than one minute4192: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In restricted visibility, a vessel fishing with nets shall sound at intervals of two minutes __________.
N a. one prolonged blast Y b. one prolonged followed by two short blasts N c. one prolonged followed by three short blasts N d. two prolonged blasts in succession4195: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND All of the following vessels are "restricted in their ability to maneuver" EXCEPT a vessel __________.
N a. laying a pipeline N b. dredging N c. mineclearing Y d. not under command4319: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement about a 25-meter auxiliary sailboat is TRUE?
N a. The sidelights and stern light may be combined in one lantern. N b. When operating under sail, her fog signal would consist of one prolonged blast. N c. She may show a green light over a red light at the masthead. Y d. She must show fixed sidelights.4452: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in fog and you hear three distinct bell strokes followed by five seconds of rapid bell ringing followed by three distinct bell strokes. This signal indicates a vessel __________.
Y a. aground N b. engaged in underwater construction N c. at anchor N d. in distress4467: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Under the Rules, the term "vessel" includes __________.
N a. non-self-propelled raft N b. seaplanes N c. hovercrafts Y d. All of the above4589: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are operating in restricted visibility and hear a signal of a rapidly ringing bell followed by the rapid sounding of a gong. It could be a __________.
N a. 30-meter sail vessel at anchor N b. 150-meter power-driven vessel aground N c. vessel in distress Y d. 300-meter power-driven vessel at anchor4618: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would exhibit sidelights when underway and not making way?
Y a. A vessel towing astern N b. A vessel trawling N c. A vessel not under command N d. A vessel engaged in dredging operations4639: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night you sight a vessel displaying a single green light. This is a __________.
N a. vessel at anchor N b. small motorboat underway N c. vessel drifting Y d. sailing vessel4703: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A towing light is a yellow light having the same characteristics as a(n) __________.
N a. special flashing light N b. anchor light Y c. stern light N d. masthead light4720: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel displaying the lights shown could be a vessel __________. (DIAGRAM 56 )
N a. towing a barge alongside N b. at anchor and dredging Y c. underway and engaged in surveying operations N d. not under command and making way4721: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel when anchored at night, would not be required to show anchor lights?
Y a. A vessel engaged in underwater operations N b. A vessel engaged in mine clearance N c. A vessel engaged on pilotage duty N d. A vessel engaged in survey operations4819: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which breadth shown represents the breadth as defined in the Rules? (DIAGRAM 87 )
Y a. A N b. B N c. C N d. D4854: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching another vessel on crossing courses. She is approximately half a mile distant on your starboard bow. You believe she will cross ahead of you but she sounds a whistle signal of five short blasts. You should __________.
N a. sound a signal of one prolonged blast Y b. make a large course change N c. reduce speed slightly to make sure she will have room to pass N d. wait for another whistle signal from the other vessel4859: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A sailing vessel is proceeding along a narrow channel and can safely navigate ONLY inside the channel. The sailing vessel approaches a vessel engaged in fishing in the narrow channel. Which statement is TRUE?
N a. Each vessel should move to the edge of the channel on her port side. N b. The vessels are required to exchange signals. Y c. The fishing vessel is directed not to impede the passage of the sailing vessel. N d. Each vessel should be displaying signals for a vessel constrained by her draft.8002: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement is true concerning a vessel "constrained by her draft"?
Y a. She must be a power-driven vessel. N b. She is not under command. N c. She may be a vessel being towed. N d. She is hampered because of her work.8104: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Your vessel is constrained by her draft and operating in a narrow channel. Another vessel is crossing your course from starboard to port. You are in doubt as to her intentions. According to Rule 9, you __________.
N a. should sound one short blast to indicate that you are holding course and speed N b. must sound one prolonged blast Y c. may sound the danger signal N d. are required to back down8128: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement is TRUE, according to the Rules?
Y a. A vessel engaged in fishing while underway shall, so far as possible, keep out of the way of a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver. N b. A vessel not under command shall keep out of the way of a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver. N c. A vessel engaged in fishing shall keep out of the way of a sailing vessel. N d. A vessel not under command shall keep out of the way of a vessel engaged in fishing.