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7: INLAND ONLY When power-driven vessels are crossing, a signal of one short blast by either vessel means __________.
Y a. "I intend to leave you on my port side" N b. "I intend to hold course and speed" N c. "I intend to change course to starboard" N d. "I request a departure from the Rules"44: INLAND ONLY What lights are required for a barge being pushed ahead, not being part of a composite unit?
N a. Sidelights and a stern light Y b. Sidelights and a special flashing light N c. Sidelights, a towing light, and a stern light N d. Sidelights, a special flashing light, and a stern light45: INLAND ONLY You are overtaking another power-driven vessel in a narrow channel, and you wish to overtake on the other vessel's port side. You will sound a whistle signal of __________.
N a. one short blast Y b. two short blasts N c. two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast N d. two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts151: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is indicated by the day signal shown? (DIAGRAM 22 )
N a. A dredge indicating the side with the obstruction N b. A fishing vessel with gear extending more than 150 meters horizontally Y c. A tug with a tow exceeding 200 meters which limits her ability to maneuver N d. A vessel engaged in underwater operations with a diver down212: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see the display of lights shown. This indicates a vessel __________. (DIAGRAM 54 )
Y a. engaged in fishing, making way N b. engaged in fishing, at anchor N c. engaged in trawling, making way N d. on pilotage duty, making way215: 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 fishing216: INLAND ONLY Signals shall be sounded by a power-driven vessel intending to overtake __________.
N a. any vessel when within half a mile of that vessel Y b. another power-driven vessel when both power-driven vessels are in sight of one another N c. any vessel when both are in sight of one another N d. another power-driven vessel only when within half a mile of that power-driven vessel315: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night a vessel displaying the lights as shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 82 )
Y a. fishing N b. sailing N c. a pilot boat N d. anchored345: 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 )
N a. "I intend to overtake you on my starboard side" N b. "I am operating astern propulsion" Y c. "I intend to leave you on my port side" N d. None of the above366: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two power-driven vessels are crossing as shown. Vessel "A" sounds one short blast on the whistle. Vessel "B" is the __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
N a. give-way vessel Y b. stand-on vessel N c. overtaking vessel N d. burdened vessel367: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two power-driven vessels are crossing as shown. Vessel "A" sounds one short blast on the whistle. Vessel "A" is __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
Y a. give-way vessel N b. stand-on vessel N c. overtaking vessel N d. None of the above386: INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning the fog signal of a barge 35 meters in length, anchored in a "special anchorage area" approved by the Secretary?
N a. The vessel shall ring a bell for 5 seconds every minute. Y b. The vessel is not required to sound a fog signal. 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.728: INLAND ONLY A vessel engaged in public safety activities may display an alternately flashing red and yellow light. This special light may be used by a vessel engaged in __________.
N a. river bank protection N b. conducting submarine operations Y c. firefighting N d. law enforcement4003: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is used to show the presence of a partly submerged object being towed?
N a. A diamond shape on the towed object N b. An all-round light at each end of the towed object N c. A searchlight from the towing vessel in the direction of the tow Y d. All of the above4018: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which is a distress signal?
N a. A triangular flag above or below a ball N b. The International Code Signal of distress indicated by "JV" N c. A green smoke signal Y d. Flames on the vessel as from a burning tar barrel4024: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The word "vessel", in the Rules, includes __________.
N a. sailing ships N b. nondisplacement craft N c. seaplanes Y d. All of the above4051: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The rules concerning lights shall be complied with in all weathers from sunset to sunrise. The lights __________.
Y a. shall be displayed in restricted visibility during daylight hours N b. need not be displayed when no other vessels are in the area N c. shall be set at low power when used during daylight hours N d. need not be displayed by unmanned vessels4140: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The rule regarding look-outs applies __________.
N a. in restricted visibility N b. between dusk and dawn N c. in heavy traffic Y d. All of the above4259: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the optional whistle signal which may be sounded by a vessel at anchor?
N a. Two prolonged followed by one short blast N b. One short followed by two prolonged blasts Y c. One short, one prolonged, followed by one short blast N d. Four short blasts4296: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which power-driven vessel is NOT required to carry a light in the position of the after masthead light?
N a. A pushing vessel and a vessel being pushed, in a composite unit and 100 meters in length N b. A vessel of 60 meters in length towing astern Y c. A vessel of 45 meters in length trolling N d. Any vessel constrained by her draft4310: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is to be regarded as a vessel "restricted in her ability to maneuver"?
N a. A vessel fishing with trawls N b. A vessel which has lost the use of her steering gear N c. A vessel with a draft of such depth that she cannot change her course Y d. A vessel engaged in mineclearing4341: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND On open water, a vessel fishing is in a crossing situation with a vessel sailing located on the fishing vessel's starboard side. Which vessel is the stand-on vessel?
N a. The fishing vessel because it is to port of the sailing vessel. Y b. The fishing vessel because it is fishing. N c. The sailing vessel because it is to starboard of the fishing vessel. N d. The sailing vessel because it is sailing.4540: 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. sailboat4558: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The stern light shall be positioned such that it will show from dead astern to how many degrees on each side of the stern of the vessel?
N a. 22.5° Y b. 67.5° N c. 112.5° N d. 135.0°4661: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a towing vessel which, due to the nature of her work, is unable to keep out of the way of another vessel?
N a. By day, she shall carry a black cylinder shape. N b. By day, she shall carry two black balls in a vertical line. N c. By night, she would show the same lights as a vessel not under command. Y d. By day, she would show the same shapes as a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.4714: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would exhibit sidelights when underway and not making way?
N a. A vessel not under command Y b. A vessel pushing ahead N c. A vessel engaged in dredging N d. A vessel trawling4855: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Under the Rules, any vessel may slacken her speed, stop, or reverse her engines to __________.
N a. create a crossing situation Y b. allow more time to assess the situation N c. attract the attention of another vessel N d. All of the above4871: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your vessel is NOT making way, but is not in any way disabled. Another vessel is approaching you on your starboard beam. Which statement is TRUE?
Y a. Your vessel is obligated to stay out of the way. N b. The other vessel must give way, since your vessel is stopped. N c. You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel not under command. N d. You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.8057: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Your vessel is backing out of a slip in a harbor and you can see that other vessels are approaching. You should sound __________.
Y a. three short blasts when leaving the slip N b. one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts when the last line is taken aboard N c. one prolonged blast only N d. the danger signal8063: INTERNATIONAL ONLY On open water two vessels are in an overtaking situation. The overtaking vessel has just sounded one short blast on the whistle. What is the meaning of this whistle signal?
N a. "I request permission to pass you on my port side." N b. "I will maintain course and speed and pass you on your starboard side." N c. "On which side should I pass?" Y d. "I am changing course to starboard."