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25: INLAND ONLY In a narrow channel, a power-driven vessel desiring to overtake another power-driven vessel on the other vessel's starboard side will sound a whistle signal of __________.
Y a. one short blast N b. two short blasts N c. two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast N d. two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts33: INLAND ONLY For the purpose of the Inland Navigation Rules, the term "inland waters" includes __________.
Y a. the Great Lakes on the United States side of the International Boundary N b. the water surrounding any islands of the United States N c. the coastline of the United States, out to one mile offshore N d. any lakes within state boundaries80: INLAND ONLY While underway at night, you see two yellow lights displayed in a vertical line. This should indicate to you a(n) __________.
N a. opening in a pipeline N b. vessel broken down Y c. vessel pushing ahead N d. vessel fishing85: INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel crossing a river on the Great Lakes or Western Rivers, must keep out of the way of a power-driven vessel __________.
N a. descending the river with a tow N b. ascending the river with a tow N c. ascending the river without a tow Y d. All of the above110: INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning the fog signal of a sailing vessel 25 meters in length, anchored in a "special anchorage area" approved by the Secretary?
N a. The vessel is not required to sound a fog signal. Y b. The vessel shall ring a bell for 5 seconds every minute. N c. The vessel shall sound one blast of the whistle every 2 minutes. N d. The vessel shall sound three blasts on the whistle every 2 minutes.215: INTERNATIONAL ONLY At night you sight the lights shown. What do the lights indicate? (DIAGRAM 66 )
N a. Two vessels pair trawling Y b. A tug with a tow alongside N c. A ship being assisted by a tug N d. A vessel engaged in fishing223: INLAND ONLY A barge more than 50 meters long, at anchor in a "special anchorage area designated by the Secretary", is required to show how many white anchor lights?
Y a. Two N b. One N c. One, on the near approach of another vessel N d. None231: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Vessel "A" is overtaking vessel "B" as shown. Vessel "B" is the __________. (DIAGRAM 17 )
N a. give-way vessel Y b. vessel being overtaken N c. passing vessel N d. None of the above334: 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 light341: INLAND ONLY Two power-driven vessels are crossing within a half a mile of each other as shown. Vessel "A" sounds one short blast on the whistle. This signal means __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
Y a. "I intend to leave you on my port side" N b. "I intend to overtake you on your port side" N c. "I am altering my course to starboard" N d. None of the above4017: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 200-meter vessel is aground in fog. Which signal is optional?
N a. A bell signal N b. A gong signal Y c. A whistle signal N d. All of the above4194: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, you are towing a partly submerged vessel, 20 meters in length and 4 meters in breadth. What lights must you display on the towed vessel?
N a. A white light at the stern N b. Two white lights side by side at the stern Y c. A white light at the forward end and a white light at the after end N d. Two red lights in a vertical line at the after end4216: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching a narrow channel. You see a vessel that can only be navigated safely within the channel. You should __________.
N a. initiate an exchange of passing signals Y b. not cross the channel if you might impede the other vessel N c. sound the danger signal N d. hold your course and speed4217: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A man aboard a vessel, signaling by raising and lowering his outstretched arms to each side, is indicating __________.
N a. danger, stay away N b. all is clear, it is safe to pass N c. the vessel is anchored Y d. a distress signal4247: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What day-shape is to be shown by a vessel aground?
N a. A cylinder N b. Two cones with their apexes together N c. Two black balls in a vertical line Y d. Three black balls in a vertical line4248: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is NOT a distress signal?
N a. Red flares or red rockets N b. Continuous sounding of fog signaling apparatus N c. International Code Flags "November" and "Charlie" Y d. Basket hanging in the rigging4266: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND On open waters, a power-driven vessel shall keep out of the way of a __________.
N a. vessel on her port side that is crossing her course N b. vessel that is overtaking her N c. seaplane on the water Y d. sailing vessel4300: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a vessel displaying the light shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 46 )
Y a. sailing N b. fishing and making way N c. a pilot boat making way N d. fishing and anchored4414: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Every vessel which is directed by these Rules to keep out of the way of another vessel shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid __________.
Y a. crossing ahead of the other N b. crossing astern of the other N c. passing port to port N d. passing starboard to starboard4455: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is "underway" within the meaning of the Rules?
N a. A vessel at anchor with the engine turning N b. A vessel tied to an offshore mooring buoy N c. A vessel aground with the engine turning Y d. A vessel drifting with the engine stopped4459: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Three short blasts of the whistle means __________.
N a. "danger" N b. "I am in distress" N c. the vessel is not under command (broken down) Y d. "I am operating astern propulsion"4485: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in reduced visibility. You hear the fog signal of another vessel about 20° on your starboard bow. Risk of collision may exist. You should __________.
N a. alter course to starboard to pass around the other vessel Y b. reduce your speed to bare steerageway N c. slow your engines and let the other vessel pass ahead of you N d. alter course to port to pass the other vessel on its portside4487: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel displaying the day-shape shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 34 )
N a. towing Y b. fishing N c. anchored N d. being towed4498: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In the daytime, you see a large sailing vessel on the beam. You know that she is also propelled by machinery if she shows __________.
N a. a basket N b. a black ball Y c. a black cone N d. two black cones4524: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What equipment for fog signals is required for a vessel 20 meters in length?
N a. Whistle only N b. Bell only Y c. Whistle and bell only N d. Whistle, bell, and gong4540: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The lights shown are those of a __________. (DIAGRAM 58 )
N a. vessel being towed Y b. power-driven vessel of less than 50 meters in length N c. fishing vessel at anchor N d. sailboat4582: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a vessel displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 52 )
N a. pushing ahead Y b. underway N c. towing a submerged object N d. engaged in dredging4631: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two barges are being pushed ahead by a tugboat. Which statement is TRUE concerning lights on the barges?
N a. Each vessel should show sidelights. N b. Each vessel should show at least one white light. N c. The barges should be lighted as separate units. Y d. The barges should be lighted as one vessel.4873: 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 vessel __________.
N a. not under command N b. restricted in her ability to maneuver Y c. engaged in towing N d. fishing8081: INTERNATIONAL ONLY The light which may be used with a vessel's whistle must be __________.
N a. used when the whistle is broken Y b. a white light N c. used only at night N d. used prior to sounding the whistle