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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your vessel is aground in fog. In addition to the regular anchor signals, you will be sounding __________.

three strokes of the gong before and after the rapid ringing of the gong
a blast on the whistle
three strokes of the bell before and after the rapid ringing of the bell
no additional signals

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would sound a fog signal consisting of the ringing of a bell for 5 seconds?

A vessel engaged in fishing, at anchor
A vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, at anchor
A sailing vessel, at anchor
A sailing vessel becalmed

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the required fog signal for a manned vessel being towed at night?

One prolonged followed by one short blast
One prolonged followed by three short blasts
One prolonged followed by two short blasts
Two prolonged blasts

4. INTERNATIONAL ONLY The International Rules of the Road apply __________.

to all waters
to any waters inside the territorial waters of the U.S.
only to waters where foreign vessels travel
upon the high seas and connecting waters navigable by seagoing vessels

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel must proceed at a safe speed __________.

in restricted visibility
in congested waters
during darkness
at all times

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel towed astern shall show __________.

masthead lights
sidelights
a special flashing light
All of the above

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel servicing a pipeline during the day shall display __________.

three black shapes in a vertical line; the highest and lowest are balls, and the middle one is a diamond
three shapes in a vertical line; the highest and lowest are red balls, and the middle one is a white diamond
three black balls in a vertical line
two black balls in a vertical line

8. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A signal of intent must be sounded in international waters by __________.

a vessel meeting another head-on
a vessel overtaking another in a narrow channel
a vessel crossing the course of another
the give-way vessel in a crossing situation

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When shall the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation take action to avoid the other vessel?

When a risk of collision exists
When action by the give-way vessel alone will not prevent a collision
When the bearing to give-way vessel becomes steady
When the vessels become less than 1/2 mile apart

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

white light
red light
yellow light
blue light