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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A tug is towing three manned barges in line in fog. The third vessel of the tow should sound __________.

no fog signal
one prolonged and two short blasts
one prolonged and three short blasts
one prolonged, one short and one prolonged blast

2. INTERNATIONAL ONLY The light which may be used with a vessel's whistle is to be __________.

used when the whistle is broken
used prior to sounding the whistle
used only at night
a white light

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 200-meter vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver, at anchor, will sound a fog signal of __________.

a 5 second ringing of a bell forward and a 5 second sounding of a gong aft at intervals of 1 minute
one prolonged followed by two short blasts every 2 minutes
one prolonged followed by three short blasts every minute
one prolonged followed by three short blasts every 2 minutes

4. INLAND ONLY Two vessels in a crossing situation have reached agreement by radiotelephone as to the intentions of the other. In this situation, whistle signals are __________.

not required, but may be sounded
required if crossing within half a mile
required when crossing within one mile

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A sailing vessel of over 20 meters in length underway must show a __________.

red light over a green light at the masthead
white masthead light
combined lantern

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What type of vessel or operation is indicated by a vessel showing two cones with the apexes together?

Sailing vessel
Vessel trawling

7. 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 vessel __________.

not under command
restricted in her ability to maneuver
engaged in towing

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A man aboard a vessel, signaling by raising and lowering his outstretched arms to each side, is indicating __________.

danger, stay away
all is clear, it is safe to pass
the vessel is anchored
a distress signal

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

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

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The duration of each blast of the whistle signals used in meeting and crossing situations is __________.

about 1 second
2 or 4 seconds
4 to 6 seconds
8 to 10 seconds