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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel may carry her sidelights and sternlight in a combined lantern on the mast?

An 18-meter sailing vessel
A 10-meter sailing vessel also being propelled by machinery
A 25-meter sailing vessel
All of the above

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 15-meter sailing vessel would be required to show __________.

sidelights, sternlight, and a red light over a green light on the mast
sidelights, and sternlight, but they may be in a combined lantern on the mast
separate sidelights and sternlight
sidelights only

3. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which dayshape is prescribed for a vessel constrained by her draft?

A black diamond
A cylinder
A black ball
A black cone, apex upward

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When navigating in thick fog with the radar on, you should __________.

station the look-out in the wheelhouse to keep a continuous watch on the radar
secure the sounding of fog signals until a vessel closes within five miles
station a look-out as low down and far forward as possible
keep the radar on the shortest available range for early detection of approaching vessels

5. 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

6. INLAND ONLY A vessel of less than 20 meters in length at anchor at night in a "special anchorage area designated by the Secretary" __________.

must show one white light
need not show any lights
must show two white lights
need show a light only on the approach of another vessel

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning two sailing vessels approaching each other?

A sailing vessel overtaking another is the give-way vessel.
When each is on a different tack, the vessel on the starboard tack shall keep out of the way.
A sailing vessel seeing another to leeward on an undetermined tack shall hold her course.
All of the above

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are crossing a narrow channel in a 15-meter vessel when you sight a tankship off your port bow coming up the channel. Which statement is TRUE?

Yours is the give-way vessel because it is less than 30 meters long.
You shall not impede the safe passage of the tankship.
The tankship is the stand-on vessel because it is to port of your vessel.
The tankship is the stand-on vessel because it is the larger of the two vessels.

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel, when anchored at night, is not required to show anchor lights?

A power-driven vessel
A vessel engaged in survey operations
A vessel engaged on pilotage duty
A vessel engaged in fishing

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel being towed will show __________.

a forward masthead light
sidelights and a sternlight
a towing light
All of the above