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17: INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel crossing a river on the Western Rivers has the right of way over __________.
N a. vessels ascending the river N b. vessels descending the river N c. all vessels ascending and descending the river Y d. None of the above92: INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel pushing ahead or towing alongside on the Mississippi River, below the Huey P. Long Bridge, shall carry __________.
N a. two masthead lights, sidelights and stern light Y b. two masthead lights, sidelights and two towing lights N c. sidelights and two towing lights N d. one masthead light, sidelights and stern light98: INLAND ONLY You are aboard the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. You sound a one blast whistle signal. The give-way vessel answers with a two blast whistle signal. You should sound the danger signal and __________.
N a. maintain course and speed as you are the stand-on vessel N b. come around sharply to port Y c. take precautionary action until a safe passing agreement is made N d. maneuver around the stern of the other vessel225: INLAND ONLY A barge more than 50 meters long, at anchor in a "special anchorage area designated by the Secretary", is required to show how many white anchor lights?
N a. One N b. None N c. One, on the near approach of another vessel Y d. Two228: INLAND ONLY A vessel engaged in public safety activities may display an alternately flashing red and yellow light. This special light may be used by a vessel engaged in __________.
N a. law enforcement Y b. patrolling a regatta N c. hauling in pairs N d. river bank protection247: INLAND ONLY You are on vessel "I" and in sight of vessel "II" as shown. Vessel "II" sounds one short blast. If you agree, you should __________. (DIAGRAM 36 )
Y a. sound one short blast and hold course and speed N b. hold course and speed and sound no signal N c. sound one short blast and slow down or turn to starboard N d. sound the danger signal and slow to moderate speed273: INLAND ONLY While underway you sight the lights shown with the yellow lights flashing, you should __________. (DIAGRAM 81 )
N a. wait until the vessel ahead crosses your bow N b. stop until the red lights turn green N c. proceed leaving all the lights on your starboard side Y d. pass between the two sets of vertical red lights318: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which dayshape(s) would be displayed by the vessel engaged in the operation indicated by the lights shown. (DIAGRAM 82 )
Y a. two cones with apexes together N b. a ball, a diamond and another ball N c. a cylinder N d. a diamond328: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Diagram "D" shows the arc of visibility of a __________. (DIAGRAM 23 )
N a. white masthead light N b. green sidelight N c. stern light Y d. None of the above4031: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Additional light signals are provided in the Annexes to the Rules for vessels __________.
Y a. engaged in fishing N b. not under command N c. engaged in towing N d. under sail4060: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel approaching your vessel from 235° relative is in what type of situation?
N a. Meeting Y b. Overtaking N c. Crossing N d. Passing4133: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE when you are towing more than one barge astern at night?
N a. Only the last barge in the tow must be lighted. N b. Only the first and last barges in the tow must be lighted. Y c. All barges in the tow must be lighted. N d. All barges, except unmanned barges, must be lighted.4191: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on watch in the fog. Your vessel is proceeding at a safe speed when you hear a fog signal ahead of you. The Rules require you to navigate with caution and, if danger of collision exists, __________.
N a. slow to less than 2 knots N b. stop your engines Y c. reduce to bare steerageway N d. begin a radar plot4195: 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 command4393: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which light(s) is(are) AMONG those shown by a 200-meter vessel at anchor?
N a. In the forepart of the vessel, a 225° white light N b. In the after part of the vessel, a 135° white light Y c. Any available working lights to illuminate the decks N d. In the fore part of the vessel, a 135° white light4413: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a 75-meter power-driven vessel underway at night?
N a. She must exhibit an all-round white light at the stern. Y b. She must exhibit forward and after masthead lights. N c. She must exhibit only a forward masthead light. N d. She may exhibit a red light over a green light forward.4467: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Under the Rules, the term "vessel" includes __________.
N a. non-self-propelled raft N b. seaplanes N c. hovercrafts Y d. All of the above4506: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A lantern combining the sidelights and stern light MAY be shown on a __________.
N a. sailing vessel of 25 meters in length N b. 20-meter vessel engaged in fishing and making way N c. 25-meter power-driven vessel engaged in trolling Y d. 6-meter vessel under oars4525: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Sailing vessels are stand-on over power-driven vessels except __________.
N a. in a crossing situation N b. in a meeting situation Y c. when they are the overtaking vessel N d. on the inland waters of the U.S.4534: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel towing where the tow prevents her from changing course shall carry __________.
N a. only the lights for a vessel towing N b. only the lights for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver Y c. the lights for a towing vessel and the lights for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver N d. the lights for a towing vessel and the lights for a vessel not under command4555: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A sailing vessel is proceeding along a narrow channel and can safely navigate ONLY inside the channel. The sailing vessel approaches a vessel engaged in fishing. Which statement is TRUE?
Y a. The fishing vessel is directed not to impede the passage of the sailing vessel. N b. The sailing vessel must keep out of the way of the fishing vessel. N c. Each vessel should move to the edge of the channel on her port side. N d. Each vessel should be displaying signals for a vessel constrained by her draft.4571: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Risk of collision is considered to exist if __________.
N a. four vessels are nearby N b. a vessel has a steady bearing at a constant range Y c. there is any doubt that a risk of collision exists N d. a special circumstance situation is apparent4586: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What describes a head-on situation?
N a. Seeing one red light of a vessel directly ahead N b. Seeing two forward white towing lights in a vertical line on a towing vessel directly ahead N c. Seeing both sidelights of a vessel directly off your starboard beam Y d. Seeing both sidelights of a vessel directly ahead4591: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel using a traffic separation scheme shall __________.
N a. only anchor in the separation zone N b. cross a traffic lane at as small an angle as possible Y c. avoid anchoring in areas near the termination of the scheme N d. utilize the separation zone for navigating through the scheme if she is impeding other traffic due to her slower speed4595: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel, when anchored at night, would NOT be required to show anchor lights?
N a. A power-driven vessel N b. A vessel on pilotage duty Y c. A vessel dredging N d. A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver4639: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night you sight a vessel displaying a single green light. This is a __________.
N a. vessel at anchor N b. small motorboat underway N c. vessel drifting Y d. sailing vessel4667: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway and in sight of another vessel, less than one half mile away, you put your engines on astern propulsion. Which statement concerning whistle signals is TRUE?
N a. You need not sound any whistle signals. N b. You must sound one blast if backing to starboard. N c. You must sound whistle signals only if the vessels are meeting. Y d. You must sound three short blasts on the whistle.4676: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in a narrow channel and are being overtaken by a vessel astern. The overtaking vessel sounds a signal indicating her intention to pass you on your starboard side. If such an action appears dangerous, you should sound __________.
N a. one prolonged followed by one short blast N b. one prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short blast in that order Y c. five short and rapid blasts N d. three short and rapid blasts4733: 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 intentions8073: INTERNATIONAL ONLY In a narrow channel, an overtaking vessel which intends to PASS on the other vessel's port side would sound __________.
N a. one prolonged followed by two short blasts N b. one short blast Y c. two prolonged followed by two short blasts N d. two short blasts