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39: INLAND ONLY Which indicates the presence of a partly submerged object being towed?
N a. A diamond shape on the towed object N b. An all-round light at each end of the towed object N c. A searchlight beamed from the towing vessel in the direction of the tow Y d. All of the above68: 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 above88: INLAND ONLY Two power-driven vessels are meeting in the situation as shown. One short blast by vessel "A" means __________. (DIAGRAM 37 )
N a. "I am altering my course to starboard" Y b. "I intend to leave you on my port side" N c. "My intention is to hold course and speed" N d. "I intend to pass on your starboard side"116: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on a 30-meter fishing vessel. Which day shape must you show while engaged in fishing? (DIAGRAM 16 )
N a. A N b. B Y c. C N d. D166: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on a vessel heading due north and see the lights shown one point on your port bow. This vessel could be heading __________. (DIAGRAM 51 )
Y a. SE N b. NE N c. SW N d. NW248: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Vessels "I" and "II" are power-driven vessels. You are on vessel "I" as shown. You are the __________. (DIAGRAM 36 )
N a. give-way vessel Y b. stand-on vessel N c. overtaking vessel N d. None of the above258: INLAND ONLY Vessels "A" and "B" are meeting on a river as shown and will pass 1/4 mile apart. Which statement is TRUE? (DIAGRAM 41 )
N a. Whistle signals must be exchanged in all situations when passing within one half mile. Y b. If a passing agreement is reached by radiotelephone, whistle signals are optional. N c. If a passing agreement is reached by radiotelephone whistle signals are still required. N d. None of the above287: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The lead vessel shown is a __________. (DIAGRAM 24 )
N a. dredge N b. sailing vessel N c. power-driven vessel pushing ahead Y d. None of the above345: INLAND ONLY Two power-driven vessels are crossing within a half a mile of each other as shown. Vessel "A" sounds one short blast on the whistle. This signal means __________. (DIAGRAM 42 )
N a. "I intend to overtake you on my starboard side" N b. "I am operating astern propulsion" Y c. "I intend to leave you on my port side" N d. None of the above377: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on a vessel heading due north and see the lights shown one point on your port bow. This vessel could be heading __________. (DIAGRAM 51 )
N a. NW Y b. SE N c. SW N d. NW4050: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 22-meter sailing vessel when also being propelled by machinery shall show during daylight hours a __________.
N a. black diamond Y b. black cone N c. black ball N d. basket4084: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you are approaching a bend, and hear a whistle signal of one prolonged blast from around the bend, you should answer with a signal of __________.
N a. a short blast Y b. a prolonged blast N c. one short, one prolonged, and one short blast N d. a long blast4109: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel towing in fog shall sound a fog signal of __________.
N a. one prolonged blast every one minute N b. two prolonged blasts every two minutes Y c. one prolonged and two short blasts every two minutes N d. one prolonged blast every two minutes4117: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND An all-round flashing yellow light may be exhibited by a(n) __________.
N a. vessel not under command Y b. air cushion vessel in the nondisplacement mode N c. vessel towing a submerged object N d. vessel engaged in diving operations4216: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching a narrow channel. You see a vessel that can only be navigated safely within the channel. You should __________.
N a. initiate an exchange of passing signals Y b. not cross the channel if you might impede the other vessel N c. sound the danger signal N d. hold your course and speed4260: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The minimum length of a power-driven vessel that must show forward and after masthead lights is __________.
N a. 30 meters Y b. 50 meters N c. 75 meters N d. 100 meters4304: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel being towed will show __________.
N a. a forward masthead light Y b. sidelights and a stern light N c. a towing light N d. All of the above4311: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would show 3 day-shapes in a vertical line, the highest and lowest being balls and the middle shape being a diamond?
N a. Vessel not under command N b. Vessel constrained by her draft N c. Vessel minesweeping Y d. Vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver4378: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While you are underway, navigation lights must be displayed on your vessel __________.
Y a. during all periods of restricted visibility N b. at all times N c. at night only when other vessels may be in the area N d. at night only when vessels are detected on radar4404: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel towing astern in an operation which severely restricts the towing vessel and her tow in their ability to change course shall, when making way, exhibit __________.
N a. the masthead lights for a towing vessel N b. the lights for a vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver N c. sidelights, stern light and towing light Y d. All of the above4416: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Navigation lights must be displayed in all weathers from sunset to sunrise. They also __________.
N a. must be displayed when day signals are being used N b. must be displayed when moored to a pier N c. may be extinguished at night on open waters when no other vessels are in the area Y d. may be displayed during daylight4444: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel must exhibit a conical shape, apex downwards?
N a. A 10-meter vessel engaged in fishing Y b. A 15-meter vessel proceeding under sail when also being propelled by machinery N c. A 20-meter vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver N d. All of the above4470: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are in charge of a stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. The other vessel is 1.5 miles to port. You believe that risk of collision exists. You should __________.
N a. take avoiding action immediately upon determining that risk of collision exists N b. immediately sound the danger signal, and change course Y c. take avoiding action only after giving the give-way vessel time to take action, and determining that her action is not appropriate N d. hold course and speed until the point of extremis, and then sound the danger signal, taking whatever action will best avoid collision4601: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel towing a barge astern would show, at the stern __________.
N a. only a stern light Y b. a towing light above the stern light N c. two towing lights in a vertical line N d. two white lights in a vertical line4612: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND An all-round flashing yellow light may be exhibited by a(n) __________.
N a. vessel laying cable N b. vessel towing a submerged object N c. vessel not under command Y d. air cushion vessel4683: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The stern light shall be positioned such that it will show from dead astern to how many degrees on each side of the stern of the vessel?
N a. 135.0° N b. 112.5° Y c. 67.5° N d. 22.5°4699: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the identity signal which may be sounded by a vessel engaged on pilotage duty in fog?
N a. 2 short blasts N b. 3 short blasts Y c. 4 short blasts N d. 5 short blasts4737: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching a narrow channel. Another vessel in the channel can only be navigated safely in that channel. You should __________.
Y a. not cross the channel if you might impede the other vessel N b. hold your course and speed if she is on your port bow N c. sound three short blasts, and take all way off your vessel N d. sound two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast8072: INTERNATIONAL ONLY When two vessels are in sight of one another and NOT in or near an area of restricted visibility, any of the following signals may be given EXCEPT __________.
N a. a light signal of at least five short and rapid flashes N b. one prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short whistle blasts Y c. four short whistle blasts N d. two short whistle blasts8102: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning a vessel "constrained by her draft"?
N a. She is hampered because of her work. N b. She is unable to maneuver due to some exceptional circumstance. N c. She may be a vessel being towed. Y d. She must be a power-driven vessel.