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30: INLAND ONLY Which signal must a power-driven vessel give, in addition to one prolonged blast, when backing out of a berth with another vessel in sight?
N a. 2 short blasts N b. 1 blast Y c. 3 short blasts N d. 4 blasts47: INLAND ONLY A flashing blue light is used to identify __________.
Y a. law enforcement vessels N b. U.S. submarines N c. air-cushion vessels in the nondisplacement mode N d. dredge pipelines on trestles134: INLAND ONLY Which is TRUE of a vessel downbound with a following current when meeting an upbound vessel on the Western Rivers?
N a. Neither vessel has the right-of-way. Y b. She has the right-of-way only if she is power-driven. N c. She does not have the right-of-way, since the other vessel is not crossing the river. N d. She must wait for a whistle signal from the upbound vessel.186: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see the display of lights shown. It could be a __________. (DIAGRAM 54 )
N a. pilot vessel with a motor launch alongside N b. fishing vessel adrift and fishing with handlines Y c. fishing vessel making way N d. dredge making way277: INLAND ONLY While underway you sight the lights shown with the yellow lights flashing. The lights displayed should be __________. (DIAGRAM 81 )
Y a. visible at night and during periods of restricted visibility N b. visible for at least one mile N c. more than 50 meters apart N d. flashing at intervals of 120 flashes per minute324: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which diagram shows the arc of visibility of a green sidelight? (DIAGRAM 23 )
N a. A Y b. B N c. C N d. D324: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which diagram shows the arc of visibility of a green sidelight? (DIAGRAM 23 )
N a. A Y b. B N c. C N d. D365: 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 )
Y a. stand-on vessel N b. give-way vessel N c. overtaking vessel N d. None of the above369: 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 above4004: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a barge being towed astern must display __________.
N a. red and green sidelights only N b. a white stern light only Y c. sidelights and a stern light N d. one all-round white light4025: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A sailing vessel with the wind abaft the beam is navigating in fog. She should sound __________.
N a. three short blasts N b. one prolonged blast Y c. one prolonged and two short blasts N d. two prolonged blasts4068: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In the situation illustrated, vessel I is a power-driven vessel. Vessel II is a sailing vessel with the wind dead aft. Which statement about this situation is correct? (DIAGRAM 2 )
Y a. Vessel I should keep out of the way of Vessel II. N b. Vessel II should keep out of the way of Vessel I. N c. Vessel II would normally be the stand-on vessel, but should stay out of the way in this particular situation. N d. The Rules of Special Circumstances applies, and neither vessel is the stand-on vessel.4078: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are making headway in fog and hear a fog signal of two prolonged blasts on your starboard quarter. You should __________.
N a. stop your vessel N b. change course to the left N c. change course to the right Y d. hold your course and speed4119: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A lantern combining a vessel's navigation lights may be shown on a __________.
Y a. 15-meter sailing vessel N b. 20-meter vessel engaged in fishing and making way N c. 25-meter power-driven vessel trolling N d. 25-meter pilot vessel4195: 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 command4206: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a vessel shall indicate that she is restricted in her ability to maneuver by showing in a vertical line two __________.
N a. red lights N b. red lights and two white lights Y c. red lights with a white light in between N d. white lights with a red light in between4207: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your power-driven vessel is underway when you sight a sailing vessel on your port bow. Which vessel is the "stand-on" vessel?
N a. The sailboat, because it is to port of your vessel Y b. The sailboat, because it is under sail N c. Your vessel, because it is a power-driven vessel N d. Your vessel, because it is to starboard of the sailboat4212: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway your vessel approaches a bend in a river where, due to the bank, you cannot see around the bend. You should __________.
N a. keep to the starboard side of the channel and sound one short blast N b. sound the danger signal Y c. sound one prolonged blast N d. slow your vessel to bare steerageway4219: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your 15-meter vessel is crossing a narrow channel and a large cargo vessel to port is within the channel and crossing your course. You must __________.
N a. hold course and speed N b. sound the danger signal N c. initiate an exchange of passing signals Y d. do not cross the channel if you might impede the other vessel4245: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Underway at night, a vessel displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 62 )
N a. engaged in fishing N b. mine sweeping N c. a pilot boat Y d. under sail4249: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a vessel equipped with operational radar?
Y a. She must use this equipment to obtain early warning of risk of collision. N b. The use of a radar excuses a vessel from the need of a look-out. N c. The radar equipment is only required to be used in restricted visibility. N d. The safe speed of such a vessel will likely be greater than that of vessels without radar.4386: 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 berth4519: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel underway and making way in fog shall sound every two minutes __________.
Y a. one prolonged blast N b. two prolonged blasts N c. one prolonged blast and three short blasts N d. three distinct blasts4684: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see a red sidelight bearing NW (315°). That vessel may be heading __________.
N a. northwest (315°) N b. east (090°) Y c. southwest (225°) N d. west (270°)4728: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE, according to the Rules?
N a. A vessel engaged in fishing shall keep out of the way of a sailing vessel. N b. A vessel not under command shall keep out of the way of a vessel engaged in fishing. Y c. 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 d. A vessel not under command shall keep out of the way of a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.4818: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel engaged in mineclearance operations shows special identity lights __________.
N a. instead of the masthead lights Y b. which mean that other vessels should not approach within 1000 meters N c. that are 225° green lights N d. All of the above4854: 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 vessel4857: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel approaching a narrow channel shall __________.
Y a. avoid crossing the channel if it impedes another vessel navigating in the channel N b. not overtake any vessels within the channel N c. keep as close as possible to the edge of the channel on her port side N d. anchor only in the middle of the channel8052: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Two power-driven vessels are meeting. A two blast whistle signal by either vessel means __________.
N a. "I intend to alter course to port" N b. "I desire to pass starboard to starboard" N c. "I desire to pass port to port" Y d. "I am altering course to port"8103: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which vessel is NOT "restricted in her ability to maneuver"?
N a. A vessel servicing an aid to navigation Y b. A vessel constrained by her draft N c. A towing vessel with tow, unable to deviate from its course N d. A vessel engaged in dredging