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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in reduced visibility. You hear the fog signal of another vessel about 20° on your starboard bow. Risk of collision may exist. You should __________.

alter course to starboard to pass around the other vessel
reduce your speed to bare steerageway
slow your engines and let the other vessel pass ahead of you
alter course to port to pass the other vessel on its portside

2. INLAND ONLY What lights are required for a barge being pushed ahead, not being part of a composite unit?

Sidelights and a sternlight
Sidelights and a special flashing light
Sidelights, a towing light, and a sternlight
Sidelights, a special flashing light, and a sternlight

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a "vessel engaged in fishing"?

The vessel is classified as "restricted in her ability to maneuver".
Her gear will not affect the vessel's maneuverability.
The vessel may be using nets, lines, or trawls.
She sounds the same fog signal as a vessel underway but stopped and making no way.

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A fog signal of one prolonged blast followed by four short blasts would mean the presence of a __________.

vessel being towed
power-driven pilot vessel on station underway
fishing vessel trawling
vessel at anchor warning of her location

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your power-driven vessel is underway when you sight a sailing vessel on your port bow. Which vessel is the "stand-on" vessel?

The sailboat, because it is to port of your vessel
The sailboat, because it is under sail
Your vessel, because it is a power-driven vessel
Your vessel, because it is to starboard of the sailboat

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning the danger signal?

Only the stand-on vessel can sound the danger signal.
Radio transmissions may be used in place of the danger signal.
A vessel in doubt as to the other vessel's intentions must sound the danger signal.
The danger signal consists of 5 or more prolonged blasts of the whistle.

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND An anchored vessel is servicing an aid to navigation and is restricted in her ability to maneuver. Which lights will she show?

Three lights in a vertical line, the highest and lowest red and the midddle white, and anchor lights
Three lights in a vertical line, the highest and lowest red and the middle white, ONLY
Anchor lights ONLY
Anchor lights and sidelights ONLY

8. INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel when pushing ahead or towing alongside on the Western Rivers (above the Huey P. Long Bridge on the Mississippi River) shall exhibit __________.

two masthead lights, sidelights, and sternlight
two masthead lights, sidelights, and two towing lights
sidelights and two towing lights
one masthead light, sidelights, and sternlight

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A towing light, according to the Rules, is a __________.

white light
red light
yellow light
blue light

10. INLAND ONLY A law enforcement boat may display a __________.

blue flag
flashing blue light
flashing red light
flashing amber light