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21: INLAND ONLY The stand-on vessel in a crossing situation sounds one short blast of the whistle. This means that the vessel __________.
N a. intends to hold course and speed N b. is changing course to starboard N c. is changing course to port Y d. intends to leave the other on her port side26: INLAND ONLY A law enforcement boat may display a __________.
N a. blue flag Y b. flashing blue light N c. flashing red light N d. flashing amber light26: INLAND ONLY A law enforcement boat may display a __________.
N a. blue flag Y b. flashing blue light N c. flashing red light N d. flashing amber light81: INLAND ONLY When two power-driven vessels are meeting on the Great Lakes, Western Rivers, or waters specified by the Secretary, where there is a current, which vessel shall sound the first passing signal?
N a. The vessel going upstream stemming the current Y b. The vessel downbound with a following current N c. The vessel that is towing regardless of the current N d. Either vessel85: INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel crossing a river on the Great Lakes or Western Rivers, must keep out of the way of a power-driven vessel __________.
N a. descending the river with a tow N b. ascending the river with a tow N c. ascending the river without a tow Y d. All of the above89: INLAND ONLY Your vessel must stay within a narrow channel to be navigated safely. Another vessel is crossing your course from starboard to port. You do NOT think she will pass safely. You __________.
N a. may sound the danger signal Y b. must sound the danger signal N c. should sound one short blast to indicate that you are holding course and speed N d. are required to back down133: 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?
Y a. The downbound vessel has the right of way. N b. The upbound vessel must initiate the required maneuvering signals. N c. The upbound vessel must propose the manner of passing. N d. All of the above137: INLAND ONLY A vessel displaying an alternating red and yellow light is __________.
N a. in distress N b. enforcing the law Y c. engaged in public safety activities N d. restricted in its ability to maneuver156: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway at night and you sight the lights shown. You know these lights indicate a(n) _________________________ (DIAGRAM 47 )
N a. vessel towing astern Y b. sailing vessel N c. submarine operating on the surface N d. vessel pushing a barge ahead284: 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 aground N b. mine clearance vessel N c. vessel not under command Y d. dredge pipeline383: INLAND ONLY You are meeting "head on" a tug towing a barge alongside about a mile away. In addition to the white masthead lights which other lights do you see on the tug and tow combined?
N a. One green and one red sidelight on the outside of the unit N b. One green and one red sidelight and a special flashing light N c. Only the green and red sidelights marking each vessel Y d. The green and red sidelights marking each vessel and a special flashing light401: INLAND ONLY Two power-driven vessels are meeting in the situation as shown in a narrow channel on the Great Lakes. Vessel "A" is downbound with a following current. Vessel "B" should __________. (DIAGRAM 37 )
Y a. take action to permit safe passage N b. have the right of way N c. initiate the maneuvering signals N d. None of the above4008: 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. At any time you feel it is appropriate N b. Only when you have reached extremis N c. When you determine that your present course will cross ahead of the other vessel Y d. When it becomes apparent to you that the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action4119: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A lantern combining a vessel's navigation lights may be shown on a __________.
Y a. 15-meter sailing vessel N b. 20-meter vessel engaged in fishing and making way N c. 25-meter power-driven vessel trolling N d. 25-meter pilot vessel4257: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is required to sound a fog signal of one prolonged followed by two short blasts?
N a. A vessel not under command N b. A sailing vessel, underway N c. A vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, at anchor Y d. All of the above4353: 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 side4455: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is "underway" within the meaning of the Rules?
N a. A vessel at anchor with the engine turning N b. A vessel tied to an offshore mooring buoy N c. A vessel aground with the engine turning Y d. A vessel drifting with the engine stopped4461: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND During the day, a vessel with a tow over 200 meters in length will show __________.
N a. a black ball Y b. a diamond shape N c. two cones, apexes together N d. one cone, apex upward4493: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in fog and hear one short, one prolonged, and one short blast in succession. What is the meaning of this signal?
N a. A vessel is in distress and needs assistance. N b. A vessel is fishing, hauling nets. Y c. A vessel is at anchor, warning of her position. N d. A vessel is towing.4506: 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 oars4530: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a partly submerged vessel being towed?
N a. It must show a yellow light at each end. N b. It will show red lights along its length. Y c. A diamond shape will be carried at the aftermost extremity of the tow. N d. All of the above4590: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel being towed, if manned, shall sound a fog signal of __________.
N a. two short blasts N b. three short blasts N c. one prolonged and two short blasts Y d. one prolonged and three short blasts4626: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel being towed astern, where the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters, will exhibit __________.
N a. two balls in a vertical line Y b. a diamond shape where it can best be seen N c. a ball on each end of the tow N d. no day-shape4709: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a vessel displaying the lights shown is __________. (DIAGRAM 52 )
N a. aground Y b. underway N c. at anchor N d. transferring dangerous cargo4839: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel is considered to be "restricted in her ability to maneuver" under the Rules if she is __________.
N a. at anchor Y b. mineclearing N c. engaged in fishing N d. engaged in towing4873: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a crossing situation on open waters, a sailing vessel shall keep out of the way of all the following vessels EXCEPT a vessel __________.
N a. not under command N b. restricted in her ability to maneuver Y c. engaged in towing N d. fishing8000: INTERNATIONAL ONLY To indicate that a vessel is constrained by her draft, a vessel may display, in a vertical line, __________.
Y a. three 360° red lights N b. two 225° red lights N c. three 360° blue lights N d. two 225° blue lights8013: INTERNATIONAL ONLY When two vessels are in sight of one another, all of the following signals may be given EXCEPT __________.
N a. a light signal of at least five short and rapid flashes Y b. four short whistle blasts N c. one prolonged, one short, one prolonged and one short whistle blasts N d. two short whistle blasts8026: INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are in sight of another vessel in a crossing situation, and the other vessel sounds one short blast. You are going to hold course and speed. You should __________.
N a. answer with one short blast N b. answer with two short blasts N c. sound the danger signal Y d. sound no whistle signal8113: INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are approaching another vessel and will pass safely starboard to starboard without changing course. You should __________.
Y a. hold course and sound no whistle signal N b. hold course and sound a two blast whistle signal N c. change course to starboard and sound one blast N d. hold course and sound one blast