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19: 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?
N a. The downbound vessel has the right-of-way. N b. The downbound vessel must initiate the required maneuvering signals. N c. The downbound vessel must propose the manner and place of passage. Y d. All of the above24: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which of the day-shapes shown would you show on the after end of an inconspicuous partially submerged vessel or object being towed less than 200 meters in length? (DIAGRAM 16 )
N a. A Y b. B N c. C N d. No day-shape would be shown.68: INLAND ONLY Which is CORRECT regarding a "special flashing light"?
N a. It must be yellow in color. N b. It must be placed as far forward as possible. N c. It must not show through an arc of more than 225°. Y d. All of the above189: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on vessel "A" towing a barge alongside and meeting vessel "B" as shown. Which action should you take? (DIAGRAM 39 )
N a. Alter course to port Y b. Alter course to starboard N c. Back down to reduce the strain on the lines N d. Maintain course and speed207: INLAND ONLY What lights are required for a single barge being towed alongside?
N a. Sidelights and a stern light Y b. Sidelights, a special flashing light, and a stern light N c. Sidelights and a special flashing light N d. Sidelights, a towing light, and a stern light282: INLAND ONLY While underway you sight the lights shown with the yellow lights flashing. The lights displayed are from a __________. (DIAGRAM 81 )
N a. vessel not under command Y b. dredge pipeline N c. vessel aground N d. vessel engaged in fishing356: 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 am intend to leave you on my port side" N b. "I intend to intend to overtake you on your port side" Y c. "I am altering my course to starboard" 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 vessel4033: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The duration of a prolonged blast of the whistle is __________.
N a. 2 to 4 seconds Y b. 4 to 6 seconds N c. 6 to 8 seconds N d. 8 to 10 seconds4118: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When should the fog signal of a manned vessel under tow be sounded?
Y a. After the towing vessel's fog signal N b. Before the towing vessel's fog signal N c. Approximately one minute after the towing vessel's fog signal N d. If the towing vessel is sounding a fog signal, the manned vessel being towed is not required to sound any fog signal.4127: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel will NOT show sidelights when __________.
N a. underway but not making way N b. making way, not under command Y c. not under command, not making way N d. trolling underway4136: 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°4146: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When taking action to avoid collision, you should __________.
Y a. make sure the action is taken in enough time N b. not make any large course changes N c. not make any large speed changes N d. All of the above4162: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel at night, displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 83 )
N a. fishing Y b. not under command N c. towing N d. being towed4183: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When anchoring a 25-meter vessel at night, you must show __________.
Y a. one all-round white light N b. two all-round white lights N c. one all-round white light and the sidelights N d. the sidelights and a stern light4241: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A tug is towing three manned barges in line in fog. The first vessel of the tow should sound __________.
Y a. no fog signal N b. one short blast N c. one prolonged and three short blasts N d. one prolonged, one short, and one prolonged blast4273: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is NOT classified as "restricted in her ability to maneuver"?
N a. A vessel picking up a navigation mark N b. A vessel transferring cargo while underway Y c. A vessel whose anchor is fouled N d. A vessel in a towing operation that restricts the ability of the vessel and her tow to change their course4287: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Fog bell signals for vessels at anchor or aground shall be sounded at intervals of not more than __________.
N a. 15 minutes N b. 5 minutes N c. 2 minutes Y d. 1 minutes4353: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Every vessel that is to keep out of the way of another vessel must take positive early action to comply with this obligation and must __________.
Y a. avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel N b. avoid passing astern of the other vessel N c. sound one prolonged blast to indicate compliance N d. alter course to port for a vessel on her port side4453: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Vessels "A" and "B" are crossing as shown. Which statement is TRUE? (DIAGRAM 30 )
N a. The vessels should pass starboard to starboard. N b. Vessel "B" should pass astern of vessel "A". N c. Vessel "B" should alter course to the right. Y d. Vessel "A" must keep clear of vessel "B".4457: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you anchor your 25-meter vessel in a harbor, what light(s) must you show?
Y a. One all-round white light N b. Two all-round white lights N c. One all-round red light N d. All the deck house lights4541: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Rules state that vessels may depart from the Rules when __________.
N a. there are no other vessels around N b. operating in a narrow channel N c. the Master enters it in the ship's log Y d. necessary to avoid immediate danger4598: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel engaged in fishing while at anchor shall sound a fog signal of __________.
Y a. one prolonged and two short blasts at two-minute intervals N b. one prolonged and three short blasts at two-minute intervals N c. a rapid ringing of the bell for five seconds at one-minute intervals N d. a sounding of the bell and gong at one-minute intervals4653: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel showing this day-shape __________. (DIAGRAM 34 )
N a. has a tow which exceeds 200 meters in length N b. is engaged in surveying or underwater work N c. is not under command Y d. is fishing4691: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 200-meter vessel is aground in fog. Which signal is optional?
N a. A bell signal Y b. A whistle signal N c. A gong signal N d. All of the above are mandatory.6550: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a traffic separation scheme, when joining a traffic lane from the side, a vessel shall do so __________.
Y a. at as small an angle as possible N b. as nearly as practical at right angles to the general direction of traffic flow N c. only in case of an emergency or to engage in fishing within the zone N d. never8009: INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are underway on the high seas in restricted visibility. You hear a fog signal of one prolonged and two short blasts. It could be any of the following EXCEPT a vessel __________.
N a. minesweeping N b. engaged in fishing N c. constrained by her draft Y d. being towed8032: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Under what circumstances would an overtaking vessel sound a whistle signal of two prolonged followed by one short blast?
N a. When overtaking in restricted visibility Y b. When overtaking in a narrow channel N c. When overtaking on open waters N d. When no other vessels are in the immediate area8054: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement applies to a vessel "constrained by her draft"?
Y a. She is severely restricted in her ability to change her course because of her draft in relation to the available depth of water. N b. The term applies only to vessels in marked channels. N c. She is designated as a "vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver". N d. The vessel must be over 100 meters in length.8127: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement is TRUE, according to the Rules?
N a. A vessel constrained by her draft shall keep out of the way of a vessel engaged in fishing. Y b. 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 c. A vessel not under command shall avoid impeding the safe passage of a vessel constrained by her draft. N d. A vessel not under command shall keep out of the way of a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.