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41: INLAND ONLY Two vessels in a crossing situation have reached agreement by radiotelephone as to the intentions of the other. In this situation, whistle signals are __________.
N a. required Y b. not required, but may be sounded N c. required if crossing within half a mile N d. required when crossing within one mile82: INLAND ONLY A vessel leaving a dock or berth must sound a prolonged blast of the whistle only if __________.
N a. other vessels can be seen approaching Y b. she is a power-driven vessel N c. visibility is restricted N d. her engines are going astern147: INLAND ONLY What characteristic must a light used to indicate passing intentions have?
N a. It must be an alternating red and yellow light. N b. It must be an all-round white light. N c. It must be an all-round yellow light. Y d. It must be either an all-round white or an all-round yellow light.183: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel must show an after masthead light, if over 50 meters in length?
N a. A vessel engaged in fishing N b. A vessel at anchor N c. A vessel not under command Y d. A vessel trawling270: INLAND ONLY Two power-driven vessels are meeting in a narrow channel as shown. Which statement is TRUE? (DIAGRAM 37 )
N a. Whistle signals must be exchanged in all situations when passing within one half mile of each other. Y b. If agreement is reached by radiotelephone whistle signals are optional. N c. If agreement is reached by radiotelephone whistle signals must still be exchanged. N d. None of the above279: INLAND ONLY While underway you sight the lights shown with the yellow lights flashing. The lights displayed should be __________. (DIAGRAM 81 )
N a. visible for at least one mile Y b. visible at night and during periods of restricted visibility N c. more than 50 meters apart N d. flashing at intervals of 120 flashes per minute4001: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The maximum length of a power-driven vessel which may show an all-round white light and sidelights instead of a masthead light, sidelights and a stern light is __________.
N a. 6.9 meters N b. 9.9 meters Y c. 11.9 meters N d. 19.9 meters4059: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning seaplanes on the water?
N a. A seaplane must show appropriate lights but need not exhibit shapes. N b. A seaplane should exhibit the lights for a vessel constrained by her draft. N c. In situations where a risk of collision exists, a seaplane should always give way. Y d. A seaplane on the water shall, in general, keep well clear of all vessels.4088: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The term "restricted visibility" as used in the Rules refers __________.
N a. only to fog N b. only to visibility of less than one-half of a mile N c. to visibility where you cannot see shore Y d. to any condition where visibility is restricted4094: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are aboard vessel "A" which is towing on open waters when vessel "B", a sailing vessel, is sighted off your port bow as shown. Which vessel is the stand-on? (DIAGRAM 20 )
N a. Vessel "A" is the stand-on vessel because it is towing. N b. Vessel "A" is the stand-on vessel because it is to starboard of vessel "B". Y c. Vessel "B" is the stand-on vessel because it is sailing. N d. Vessel "B" is the stand-on vessel because it is to port of vessel "A".4101: 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.4135: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel is being propelled both by sail and by engines. Under the Rules, the vessel is __________.
N a. a "special circumstance" vessel N b. not covered under any category N c. a sail vessel Y d. a power-driven vessel4136: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The white masthead light required for a power-driven vessel under the Rules is visible over how many degrees of the horizon?
N a. 022.5° N b. 112.5° Y c. 225.0° N d. 360.0°4184: 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 dredging4327: 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.4368: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a dense fog you hear a whistle signal ahead of one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts. This signal indicates a __________.
N a. fishing vessel underway trawling Y b. manned vessel being towed N c. pilot vessel underway making a special signal N d. vessel not under command4368: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a dense fog you hear a whistle signal ahead of one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts. This signal indicates a __________.
N a. fishing vessel underway trawling Y b. manned vessel being towed N c. pilot vessel underway making a special signal N d. vessel not under command4376: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel "not under command" at night must show her sidelights when __________.
Y a. making headway N b. making no headway N c. moored to a buoy N d. at anchor4386: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog you hear a rapid ringing of a bell ahead. This bell indicates a __________.
Y a. vessel at anchor N b. vessel in distress N c. sailboat underway N d. vessel backing out of a berth4430: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel does NOT sound a fog signal of one prolonged followed by two short blasts?
N a. A vessel engaged in dredging N b. A sailing vessel Y c. A vessel being towed N d. A vessel engaged in fishing4523: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel is overtaking when she approaches another from more than how many degrees abaft the beam?
N a. 0.0° N b. 11.25° Y c. 22.5° N d. 45.0°4603: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In addition to sidelights what light should a vessel being towed astern show?
Y a. A stern light N b. A masthead light N c. Not under command lights N d. Range lights4675: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a meeting situation, which vessel may sound the danger signal?
N a. Stand-on vessel N b. Give-way vessel Y c. Either vessel N d. Neither vessel4680: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Day-shapes must be displayed __________.
N a. between sunset and sunrise N b. only between 8 AM and 4 PM Y c. during daylight hours in any visibility N d. during daylight hours in unrestricted visibility only4699: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the identity signal which may be sounded by a vessel engaged on pilotage duty in fog?
N a. 2 short blasts N b. 3 short blasts Y c. 4 short blasts N d. 5 short blasts4837: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel "restricted in her ability to maneuver" is one which __________.
N a. through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver as required by the Rules Y b. from the nature of her work is unable to maneuver as required by the Rules N c. due to adverse weather conditions is unable to maneuver as required by the Rules N d. has lost steering and is unable to maneuver4853: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching another vessel on crossing courses. She is about one mile distant and is 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. answer the signal and hold course and speed N b. reduce speed slightly N c. initiate a passing signal that will allow for a half mile clearance Y d. make a large course change, and slow down if necessary4862: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in thick fog. You have not determined if risk of collision exists. Which statement is TRUE?
Y a. Your speed must be reduced to bare steerageway. N b. A look-out is not required if the radar is on. N c. Fog signals are only required when a vessel is detected by radar. N d. The radar should always be kept on a short-range scale.8021: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Your vessel is crossing a narrow channel. A vessel to port is within the channel and crossing your course. She is showing a black cylinder. What is your responsibility?
N a. Hold your course and speed. N b. Sound the danger signal. N c. Begin an exchange of passing signals. Y d. Do not cross the channel if you might impede the other vessel.8128: 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.