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16: INLAND ONLY For the purpose of the Inland Navigation Rules, the term "Inland Waters" includes __________.
N a. the Western Rivers N b. the Great Lakes on the United States side of the International Boundary N c. harbors and rivers shoreward of the COLREGS demarcation lines Y d. All of the above50: INLAND ONLY Vessels "A" and "B" are meeting on a river as shown and will pass about 1/4 mile apart. Which statement is TRUE? (DIAGRAM 29 )
N a. Both vessels should continue on course and pass without sounding any whistle signals. N b. The vessels should exchange two blast whistle signals and pass port to port. Y c. The vessels should exchange two blast whistle signals and pass starboard to starboard. N d. The vessels should pass port to port and must sound whistle signals only if either vessel changes course.106: INLAND ONLY You are overtaking another power-driven vessel and sound a whistle signal indicating that you intend to pass the vessel along her starboard side. If the other vessel answers your signal with five short and rapid blasts, you should __________.
N a. pass the other vessel along her starboard side N b. sound five short and rapid blasts and pass along her starboard side Y c. not overtake the other vessel until both vessels exchange the same passing signal N d. not overtake the other vessel until she sounds another five short and rapid blast signal190: INLAND ONLY At night, you see the lights shown. They are shown on a __________. (DIAGRAM 75 )
N a. barge being pushed ahead N b. barge being towed astern Y c. tug pushing a barge ahead N d. tug towing a barge astern293: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The display of lights shown could represent a __________. (DIAGRAM 48 )
Y a. tug and a barge being towed astern N b. sailing vessel N c. a vessel not under command N d. a submarine on the surface4135: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel is being propelled both by sail and by engines. Under the Rules, the vessel is __________.
N a. a "special circumstance" vessel N b. not covered under any category N c. a sail vessel Y d. a power-driven vessel4173: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of a vessel __________.
N a. not under command N b. restricted in her ability to maneuver N c. engaged in fishing Y d. All of the above4213: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement concerning whistle signals is FALSE?
N a. When a pushing vessel and a vessel pushed are connected in a composite unit, the unit sounds the fog signal of a power-driven vessel. N b. A vessel at anchor may sound one short, one prolonged, and one short blast. N c. A pilot vessel may sound an identity signal on the whistle. Y d. A vessel engaged in towing in fog shall sound a fog signal at intervals of one minute.4225: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A single towing light will be carried above a vessel's stern light __________.
Y a. only if she is towing astern N b. only if the tow exceeds 200 meters N c. at any time when towing N d. if the towing vessel is part of a composite unit4253: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A pilot vessel on pilotage duty shall show identity lights __________.
N a. at any time while underway N b. while at anchor N c. while alongside a vessel Y d. All of the above4294: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night you observe a vessel ahead show three flashes of a white light. This signal indicates that the vessel ahead is __________.
N a. in distress N b. approaching a bend in the channel Y c. operating astern propulsion N d. intending to overtake another vessel4349: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If a vessel is engaged in fishing according to the definitions in the Rules, it will have __________.
N a. gear extending from the side or stern Y b. gear that restricts maneuverability N c. less than 50 percent trolling lines N d. None of the above4357: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel 15 meters in length which is proceeding under sail as well as being propelled by machinery shall exhibit during the daytime __________.
N a. one black ball N b. a basket Y c. a cone with its apex downward N d. two cones with their apexes together4360: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway, you see a vessel displaying the day-shapes shown. Which action should you take? (DIAGRAM 6 )
N a. Maintain course and speed N b. Provide assistance, the other vessel is in distress Y c. Stay clear, the other vessel is maneuvering with difficulty N d. Stop your vessel and sound passing signals4401: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in heavy fog. You hear the fog signal of a vessel which is somewhere ahead of your vessel. You must __________.
N a. slow to moderate speed and navigate with caution N b. maintain speed and sound the danger signal N c. stop engines and navigate with caution Y d. slow to bare steerageway and navigate with caution4503: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel must show a masthead light abaft of and higher than her identifying lights?
N a. A 55-meter vessel fishing Y b. A 55-meter vessel trawling N c. A 100-meter vessel not under command N d. A 20-meter vessel engaged on pilotage duty4505: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Vessels of less than what length may not impede the passage of other vessels which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway?
N a. 10 meters Y b. 20 meters N c. 30 meters N d. 40 meters4506: 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 oars4509: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel nearing a bend or an area of a channel or fairway where other vessels may be hidden by an obstruction shall __________.
N a. sound the danger signal Y b. sound a prolonged blast N c. take all way off N d. post a look-out4526: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning risk of collision?
N a. Risk of collision never exists if the compass bearing of the other vessel is changing. Y b. Proper use shall be made of radar equipment to determine risk of collision. N c. Risk of collision must be determined before any action can be taken by a vessel. N d. Risk of collision exists if the vessels will pass within half a mile of each other.4651: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is the stand-on vessel when two vessels crossing in fog are NOT in sight of one another?
N a. The vessel which has the other on her own starboard side N b. The vessel which has the other on her own port side N c. The one which hears the other's fog signal first Y d. Neither vessel is the stand-on vessel.4665: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the minimum sound signaling equipment required aboard a vessel 10 meters in length?
Y a. Any means of making an efficient sound signal N b. A bell only N c. A whistle only N d. A bell and a whistle4678: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which is a light signal authorized by the Secretary of the Navy as an additional navigational light for a ship of war?
Y a. Intermittent flashing amber (yellow) beacon for submarines N b. Green masthead and yardarm lights indicating mine clearance operations N c. Red-white-red lights in a vertical line for a carrier, launching aircraft N d. Yellow flares indicating torpedo firing exercises4700: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What does the word "length" refer to?
N a. Length between the perpendiculars Y b. Length overall N c. Waterline length N d. Registered length4831: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which craft is a "power-driven vessel" under the Rules of the Road?
N a. An auxiliary sailing vessel, using her engine N b. A canoe propelled by a small outboard motor N c. A trawler on her way to the fishing grounds Y d. All of the above4846: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In determining "safe speed", the Rules list all of the following as factors which must be taken into account EXCEPT the __________.
N a. limitations of radar equipment N b. presence of background lights at night Y c. maximum horsepower of your vessel N d. maneuverability of your vessel4872: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you are the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation, you may take action to avoid collision by your maneuver alone. When may this action be taken?
N a. As soon as you determine that risk of collision exists N b. Only when you have reached extremis Y c. When it becomes apparent to you that the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action N d. When you determine that your present course will cross ahead of the other vessel8014: 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.8104: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Your vessel is constrained by her draft and operating in a narrow channel. Another vessel is crossing your course from starboard to port. You are in doubt as to her intentions. According to Rule 9, you __________.
N a. should sound one short blast to indicate that you are holding course and speed N b. must sound one prolonged blast Y c. may sound the danger signal N d. are required to back down8115: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Of the vessels listed, which must keep out of the way of all the others?
N a. A vessel constrained by her draft N b. A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver Y c. A vessel pushing a barge N d. A vessel engaged in fishing