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23: INLAND ONLY Passing signals shall be sounded on inland waters by __________.
N a. all vessels upon sighting another vessel rounding a bend in the channel N b. towing vessel when meeting another towing vessel on a clear day with a 0.6 mile CPA (Closest Point of Approach) Y c. a power-driven vessel when crossing less than half a mile ahead of another power-driven vessel N d. All of the above44: 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 light46: INLAND ONLY At night, a barge moored in a slip used primarily for mooring purposes shall __________.
Y a. not be required to be lighted N b. show a white light at each corner N c. show a red light at the bow and stern N d. show a flashing yellow light at each corner55: INLAND ONLY The lights shown are those of a __________. (DIAGRAM 75 )
N a. pipeline Y b. vessel pushing ahead N c. vessel being towed astern N d. vessel underway and dredging74: INLAND ONLY Which term is NOT used in the Inland Navigation Rules?
N a. A vessel engaged in mineclearing operations Y b. A vessel constrained by her draft N c. A vessel towing N d. A vessel engaged in fishing133: INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel operating in a narrow channel with a following current on the Great Lakes or Western Rivers is meeting an upbound vessel. Which statement is TRUE?
Y a. The downbound vessel has the right of way. N b. The upbound vessel must initiate the required maneuvering signals. N c. The upbound vessel must propose the manner of passing. N d. All of the above237: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Vessel "A" is overtaking vessel "B" on open waters as shown and will pass without changing course. Vessel "A" should sound __________. (DIAGRAM 17 )
Y a. no whistle signal N b. two short blasts N c. two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts N d. at least five short and rapid blasts339: 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. Vessel "B" should sound __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
N a. one prolonged, one short, one prolonged and one short blasts N b. two short blasts Y c. one short blast N d. None of the above353: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Two power-driven vessels are crossing within one half mile of each other as shown. Vessel "A" sounds one short blast of the whistle. This signal means __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
N a. "I intend to overtake you on your starboard side" N b. "I am operating astern propulsion" N c. "I intend to leave you on my port side" Y d. None of the above385: INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning the fog signal of a canal boat 25 meters in length, anchored in a "special anchorage area" approved by the Secretary?
Y a. The vessel is not required to sound a fog signal. N 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.4030: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The NAVIGATION RULES define a "vessel not under command" as a vessel which __________.
N a. from the nature of her work is unable to keep out of the way of another vessel Y b. through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver as required by the rules N c. by taking action contrary to the rules has created a special circumstance situation N d. is moored, aground or anchored in a fairway4144: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a vessel which is less than 7 meters in length and anchored in an area where other vessels do not normally navigate is __________.
Y a. not required to show any anchor lights N b. required to show a flare-up light N c. required to show one white light N d. required to show sidelights and a stern light4286: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel which is underway at night and displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 69 )
Y a. engaged in trawling N b. minesweeping N c. under sail N d. a pilot boat4335: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night a vessel displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 82 )
N a. sailing Y b. fishing N c. a pilot boat N d. anchored4406: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two power-driven vessels are crossing as shown. Vessel "A" sounds three short blasts on the whistle. This signal means that vessel "A" __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
N a. intends to hold course and speed N b. is sounding the danger signal Y c. is backing engines N d. proposes to cross ahead of the other vessel4435: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which procedure(s) shall be used to determine risk of collision?
N a. Watching the compass bearing of an approaching vessel N b. Systematic observation of objects detected by radar N c. Long-range radar scanning Y d. All 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 above4472: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning seaplanes on the water?
N a. A seaplane must exhibit appropriate lights but need not exhibit shapes. N b. A seaplane should show 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.4550: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement concerning an overtaking situation is correct?
N a. The overtaking vessel is the stand-on vessel. N b. Neither vessel is the stand-on vessel. N c. The overtaking vessel must maintain course and speed. Y d. The overtaking vessel must keep out of the way of the other.4585: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway at night you are coming up on a vessel from astern. What lights would you expect to see?
N a. Red and green sidelights N b. Two white lights N c. One white light and red and green sidelights Y d. One white light4608: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel showing a rigid replica of the International Code flag "A" is engaged in __________.
Y a. diving operations N b. dredging N c. fishing N d. mineclearance operations4631: 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.4649: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel may carry her sidelights and stern light in one combined lantern?
N a. A 10-meter power-driven vessel N b. A 15-meter vessel propelled by sail and machinery Y c. A 10-meter sailing vessel N d. All of the above4658: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 60-meter vessel which is trawling is required to show how many white masthead lights at night?
Y a. 1 N b. 2 N c. 3 N d. 44661: 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.4733: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A distress signal __________.
N a. consists of 5 or more short blasts of the fog signal apparatus N b. consists of the raising and lowering of a large white flag Y c. may be used separately or with other distress signals N d. is used to indicate doubt about another vessel's intentions4873: 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. fishing6510: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You hear the fog signal of another vessel forward of your beam. Risk of collision may exist. You MUST __________.
Y a. take all way off, if necessary N b. stop your engines N c. begin a radar plot N d. All of the above8020: INTERNATIONAL ONLY A vessel not under command sounds the same fog signal as a vessel __________.
N a. towing N b. constrained by her draft N c. under sail Y d. All of the above8070: INTERNATIONAL ONLY In addition to her running lights, an underway vessel constrained by her draft may carry in a vertical line __________.
N a. a red light, a white light, and a red light N b. two red lights N c. two white lights Y d. three red lights