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33: INLAND ONLY For the purpose of the Inland Navigation Rules, the term "inland waters" includes __________.
Y a. the Great Lakes on the United States side of the International Boundary N b. the water surrounding any islands of the United States N c. the coastline of the United States, out to one mile offshore N d. any lakes within state boundaries69: INLAND ONLY For the purpose of the Inland Navigation Rules, the term "Inland Waters" includes __________.
Y a. the Western Rivers, extending to the COLREGS demarcation line N b. harbors and rivers to the outermost aids to navigation N c. waters along the coast of the United States to a distance of two miles offshore N d. None of the above129: INLAND ONLY You are proceeding in a channel in inland waters and are meeting an outbound vessel. Your responsibilities include __________.
N a. keeping to that side of the channel which is on your vessel's port side Y b. exchanging whistle signals if passing within half a mile N c. stopping your vessel and letting the outbound vessel initiate signals for passing N d. giving the outbound vessel the right of way163: INLAND ONLY A commercial vessel engaged in public safety activities may display a(n) __________.
N a. flashing yellow light N b. flashing blue light N c. alternately flashing blue and red light Y d. alternately flashing red and yellow light190: 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 astern239: 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 29 )
N a. Both vessels should continue on course and pass without sounding any whistle signals. N b. The vessels must exchange two blast whistle signals and pass port to port. N c. The vessels must exchange one blast whistle signals and pass starboard to starboard Y d. The vessels may reach agreement by radiotelephone and sound no whistle signal.346: 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 port side" N b. "I am operating astern propulsion" N c. "I intend to leave you on my starboard side" Y d. None of the above393: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see ONLY the light shown. This could be a __________. (DIAGRAM 80 )
Y a. sailing vessel N b. vessel on pilotage duty N c. vessel engaged in fishing N d. power-driven vessel393: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see ONLY the light shown. This could be a __________. (DIAGRAM 80 )
Y a. sailing vessel N b. vessel on pilotage duty N c. vessel engaged in fishing N d. power-driven vessel4028: 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 N b. The one with the wind closest astern N c. The one to leeward Y d. The one to windward4084: 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 blast4187: 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 __________.
N a. vessel not under command N b. vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver Y c. power-driven vessel approaching on her starboard side N d. vessel fishing4195: 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 command4285: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog you hear another vessel sounding two prolonged blasts every two minutes. This signal indicates a vessel __________.
N a. making way through the water N b. towing Y c. drifting N d. anchored4325: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel aground in fog shall sound, in addition to the proper anchor signal, which of the following?
N a. Three strokes on the gong before and after sounding the anchor signal Y b. Three strokes on the bell before and after the anchor signal N c. Four short blasts on the whistle N d. One prolonged and one short blast on the whistle4375: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in fog when you hear a signal of three strokes of a bell, a rapid ringing of the bell, and three more strokes of the bell. This signal indicates a vessel __________.
N a. at anchor, giving warning Y b. aground N c. at anchor, greater than 100 meters N d. not under command at anchor4381: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel that is defined as "restricted in her ability to maneuver" is unable to keep out of the way of another vessel due to __________.
N a. her draft Y b. the nature of her work N c. some exceptional circumstances N d. a danger of navigation4386: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog you hear a rapid ringing of a bell ahead. This bell indicates a __________.
Y a. vessel at anchor N b. vessel in distress N c. sailboat underway N d. vessel backing out of a berth4442: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can only navigate inside a narrow channel?
Y a. A vessel of less than 20 meters in length N b. A vessel not under command N c. A vessel engaged in surveying N d. All of the above4457: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you anchor your 25-meter vessel in a harbor, what light(s) must you show?
Y a. One all-round white light N b. Two all-round white lights N c. One all-round red light N d. All the deck house lights4496: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel which is fishing is required to show sidelights and a stern light only when __________.
N a. anchored N b. underway N c. dead in the water Y d. underway and making way4560: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When towing more than one barge astern at night __________.
N a. only the last barge on the tow must be lighted N b. only the first and the last barges in the tow must be lighted Y c. each barge in the tow must be lighted N d. only manned barges must be lighted4565: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching a bend in a river where, due to the bank, you cannot see around the other side. A vessel on the other side of the bend sounds one prolonged blast. You should __________.
N a. sound passing signals N b. not sound any signal until you sight the other vessel Y c. sound a prolonged blast N d. sound the danger signal4602: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A fog signal consisting of one prolonged blast followed by four short blasts would indicate the presence of a __________.
N a. vessel being towed N b. fishing vessel engaged in trawling N c. vessel at anchor warning of her location Y d. power-driven pilot vessel on station underway4625: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What must be TRUE in order for a stand-on vessel to take action to avoid collision by her maneuver alone?
N a. She must be in sight of the give-way vessel. N b. There must be risk of collision. N c. She must determine that the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action. Y d. All of the above4662: BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Vessel "A" (towing) and vessel "B" are meeting as shown. In this situation, which statement is TRUE? (DIAGRAM 12 )
Y a. Both vessels should alter course to starboard and pass port to port. N b. Both vessels should alter course to port and pass starboard to starboard. N c. Vessel "A" should hold course while vessel "B" alters course to starboard. N d. Vessel "A" is the stand-on in this situation.8008: 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 N c. two short blasts Y d. two prolonged followed by two short blasts8054: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement applies to a vessel "constrained by her draft"?
Y a. She is severely restricted in her ability to change her course because of her draft in relation to the available depth of water. N b. The term applies only to vessels in marked channels. N c. She is designated as a "vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver". N d. The vessel must be over 100 meters in length.8098: INTERNATIONAL ONLY If at night a vessel displays three all-round red lights in a vertical line, during the day she may show __________.
N a. two cones, base to base N b. three black balls in a vertical line Y c. a cylinder N d. a cone, apex downward8111: INTERNATIONAL ONLY Your vessel is backing out of a slip in a harbor. Visibility is restricted. You should sound __________.
Y a. one prolonged blast only N b. one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts when the last line is taken aboard N c. one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts when leaving the slip N d. the danger signal