U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 91 D7 Ft. Myers Beach, Florida
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Fort Myers Beach

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1. INLAND ONLY You are navigating in a narrow channel and must remain in the channel for safe operation. Another vessel is crossing the channel ahead of you from your starboard and you doubt whether your vessel will pass safely. Which statement is TRUE?

You must stop your vessel, since the other vessel is the stand-on.
You must sound one short blast of the whistle and turn to starboard.
You must sound the danger signal.
You must stop your engines and you may sound the danger signal.

2. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which vessel would NOT sound a fog signal of one prolonged and two short blasts?

A vessel not under command
A vessel constrained by her draft
A vessel being towed
A vessel sailing

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would show 3 dayshapes in a vertical line, the highest and lowest being balls and the middle shape being a diamond?

Vessel not under command
Vessel constrained by her draft
Vessel minesweeping
Vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are in charge of a power-driven vessel making way in dense fog. You observe what appears to be another vessel on radar half a mile distant on your port bow and closing. You must __________.

sound the danger signal
exchange passing signals
sound one prolonged blast
sound one short, one prolonged, and one short blast

5. INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are on a vessel that cannot comply with the spacing requirement for masthead lights. What is required in this situation?

The vessel must carry only the lights that comply with the rules; the others may be omitted.
The vessel's lights must comply as closely as possible, as determined by her government.
The vessel must be altered to permit full compliance with the rules.
An all-round light should be substituted for the after masthead light and the sternlight.

6. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which vessel is NOT regarded as being "restricted in her ability to maneuver"?

A vessel servicing an aid to navigation
A vessel engaged in dredging
A towing vessel with tow unable to deviate from its course
A vessel constrained by her draft

7. 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 __________.

avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel
avoid passing astern of the other vessel
sound one prolonged blast to indicate compliance
alter course to port for a vessel on her port side

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A partly submerged vessel or object being towed, which is not readily noticeable, shall show __________.

yellow lights at each end
two red lights in a vertical line
a black ball
a diamond shape

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel being towed astern, where the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters, will exhibit __________.

two balls in a vertical line
a diamond shape where it can best be seen
a ball on each end of the tow
no dayshape

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the minimum length of vessels required to show two anchor lights?

40 meters
50 meters
60 meters
70 meters