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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Navigation Rules state that a vessel shall be operated at a safe speed at all times so that she can be stopped within __________.

the distance of visibility
1/2 the distance of visibility
a distance appropriate to the existing circumstances and conditions
the distance that it would require for the propeller to go from full ahead to full astern

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would exhibit sidelights when underway and not making way?

A vessel trawling
A vessel not under command
A pilot vessel
A vessel engaged in dredging

3. INTERNATIONAL ONLY At night, a power-driven vessel less than 7 meters in length, with a maximum speed which does not exceed 7 knots, MUST show when underway at least __________.

one white 360° light
a white light on the near approach of another vessel
sidelights and a sternlight
the lights required of a vessel less than 12 meters in length

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A light signal of three flashes means __________.

"I am in doubt as to your actions"
"My engines are full speed astern"
"I desire to overtake you"
"I am operating astern propulsion"

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND As defined in the Rules, the term "vessel" includes __________.

nondisplacement craft
All of the above

6. INLAND ONLY A barge more than 50 meters long would be required to show how many white anchor lights when anchored in a Secretary of Transportation approved "special anchorage area"?


7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see a vessel displaying the code flag "LIMA" below which is a red ball. The vessel is __________.

getting ready to receive aircraft
in distress

8. INLAND ONLY You are on board the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. You sound a one blast whistle signal, and the give-way vessel answers with a two-blast signal. You should then sound the danger signal and __________.

maintain course and speed
come around sharply to port
maneuver around the stern of the other vessel
stop and back your vessel if necessary until signals are agreed upon

9. INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND A vessel that is not equipped with towing lights should show that it has a vessel in tow by_________________.

continuosly sounding its horn
sounding one prolonged followed by two short blasts at intervals of not more than two minutes
shining a searchlight on the towline of the towed vessel
None of the above; a vessel shall not engage in towing at night without proper navigation lights

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Rules state that risk of collision shall be deemed to exist __________.

whenever two vessels approach from opposite directions
if the bearing of an approaching vessel does not appreciably change
whenever a vessel crosses ahead of the intended track of another vessel
if one vessel approaches another so as to be overtaking