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14: INLAND ONLY You have made your vessel up to a tow and are moving from a pier out into the main channel. Your engines are turning ahead. What whistle signal should you sound?
N a. One prolonged and two short blasts N b. Three long blasts Y c. One prolonged blast N d. Five or more short rapid blasts97: INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning a passing agreement made by radiotelephone?
N a. Such an agreement is prohibited by the Rules. N b. A vessel which has made such an agreement must also sound whistle signals. N c. Whistle signals must still be exchanged when passing within half a mile of each other. Y d. If agreement is reached by radiotelephone, whistle signals are optional.119: INLAND ONLY What MAY be used to indicate the presence of a partly submerged object being towed?
N a. A black cone, apex upward N b. Two all-round yellow lights at each end of the tow Y c. The beam of a search light from the towing vessel shown in the direction of the tow N d. All of the above132: INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE of a power-driven vessel proceeding downbound with the current, when meeting an upbound vessel on the Western Rivers?
N a. She shall not impede the upbound vessel. N b. She shall pass on the port side of the other. Y c. She shall propose the manner of passage. N d. All of the above161: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on a vessel heading due south and see the lights shown one point on the port bow. This vessel could be heading __________. (DIAGRAM 51 )
Y a. NW N b. SW N c. NE N d. SE193: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on vessel "B" and crossing a narrow channel. Vessel "A", who can only navigate within the channel, is on your port bow and crossing as shown. Which action should you take? (DIAGRAM 40 )
N a. Maintain course and speed as the ship is on your port bow. Y b. Give way to the other vessel. N c. Increase speed and cross his bow. N d. Sound the danger signal.195: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, you see the lights shown. This would indicate a vessel __________. (DIAGRAM 78 )
N a. restricted in her ability to maneuver N b. engaged in fishing and making way Y c. on pilotage duty and underway N d. not under command207: 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 light277: 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 minute282: 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 fishing326: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Diagram "A" shows the arc of visibility of a __________. (DIAGRAM 23 )
N a. white masthead light Y b. red sidelight N c. green sidelight N d. stern light366: 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 vessel395: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see ONLY the light shown. This could be a __________. (DIAGRAM 80 )
N a. law enforcement vessel Y b. sailing vessel N c. vessel engaged in trawling N d. power-driven vessel4141: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway and towing, your vessel enters fog. Which fog signal should you sound?
N a. One prolonged blast N b. Two prolonged blasts Y c. One prolonged blast and two short blasts N d. Three distinct blasts4166: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel towing another vessel astern (tow less than 200 meters) shall show __________.
N a. three masthead lights in a vertical line instead of either the forward or after masthead light Y b. two masthead lights in a vertical line instead of either the forward or after masthead lights N c. two towing lights in a vertical line at the stern N d. a small white light aft of the funnel4218: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel displaying the day signal shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 7 )
Y a. not under command N b. a dredge underway and dredging N c. fishing N d. a hydrographic survey vessel underway4295: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The use of the danger signal __________.
N a. replaces directional signals N b. makes the other vessel the stand-on vessel Y c. indicates doubt as to another vessels actions N d. is the same as a "MAYDAY" signal4322: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In which situation do you think a risk of collision exists?
N a. A vessel is 22° on your port bow, range increasing, bearing changing slightly to the right. N b. A vessel is broad on your starboard beam, range decreasing, bearing changing rapidly to the right. N c. A vessel is 22° abaft your port beam, range increasing, bearing is constant. Y d. A vessel is on your starboard quarter, range decreasing, bearing is constant.4468: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see a vessel displaying three lights in a vertical line. The highest and lowest lights are red and the middle light is white. She is also showing a white light at the stern, which is lower than the forward light. It could be a __________.
Y a. survey vessel N b. vessel not under command N c. vessel aground N d. pilot vessel with port side to you4485: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in reduced visibility. You hear the fog signal of another vessel about 20° on your starboard bow. Risk of collision may exist. You should __________.
N a. alter course to starboard to pass around the other vessel Y b. reduce your speed to bare steerageway N c. slow your engines and let the other vessel pass ahead of you N d. alter course to port to pass the other vessel on its portside4501: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND For identification purposes at night, U.S. Navy submarines on the surface may display an intermittent flashing light of which color?
Y a. Amber (yellow) N b. White N c. Blue N d. Red4577: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement about the Navigation Rules is TRUE?
N a. The rules require vessels to comply with Traffic Separation Scheme regulations. N b. The rules use the term "safe speed." N c. The Rules permit a stand-on vessel to take action prior to being in extremis. Y d. All of the above are correct.4578: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A "short blast" on the whistle has a duration of __________.
Y a. 1 second N b. 4 to 6 seconds N c. 8 to 12 seconds N d. 12 to 15 seconds4600: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would sound a fog signal consisting of the ringing of a bell for 5 seconds?
N a. A vessel engaged in fishing, at anchor N b. A vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, at anchor Y c. A sailing vessel, at anchor N d. A sailing vessel becalmed4646: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND By night, you sight the lights of a vessel engaged in underwater operations. If an obstruction exists on the port side of the vessel, it will be marked by __________.
N a. a floodlight Y b. two red lights in a vertical line N c. a single red light N d. any visible lights4677: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on vessel "A", as shown and hear vessel "B" sound a signal indicating his intention to overtake you. You feel it is not safe for vessel "B" to overtake you at the present time. You should __________. (DIAGRAM 32 )
N a. sound two short blasts Y b. sound five or more short and rapid blasts N c. not answer the whistle signal from vessel "B" N d. sound three blasts of the whistle4745: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching a narrow channel. Another vessel in the channel can only be navigated safely in that channel. You should __________.
N a. hold your course and speed if he is on your port bow N b. sound three short blasts, and take all way off your vessel Y c. not cross the channel if you might impede the other vessel N d. sound two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast4866: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If two sailing vessels are running free with the wind on the same side, which one must keep clear of the other?
N a. The one with the wind closest abeam Y b. The one to windward N c. The one to leeward N d. The one that sounds the first whistle signal8014: INTERNATIONAL ONLY A power-driven vessel leaving a quay or wharf must sound what signal?
N a. Three short blasts N b. A long blast N c. A prolonged blast Y d. No signal is required.8067: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which vessel shall avoid impeding the safe passage of a vessel constrained by her draft?
N a. A vessel not under command Y b. A fishing vessel N c. A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver N d. All of the above