U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 91 D7 Ft. Myers Beach, Florida
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1. INTERNATIONAL ONLY In a crossing situation on international waters, a short blast by the give-way vessel indicates that the vessel __________.

is holding course and speed
is turning to starboard
intends to pass port to port
will keep out of the way of the stand-on vessel

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which is a distress signal?

A triangular flag above or below a ball
The International Code Signal of distress indicated by "JV"
A green smoke signal
Flames on the vessel as from a burning tar barrel

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement about the Navigation Rules is TRUE?

The rules require vessels to comply with Traffic Separation Scheme regulations.
The rules use the term "safe speed."
The Rules permit a stand-on vessel to take action prior to being in extremis.
All of the above are correct.

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND According to the Navigation Rules, all of the following are engaged in fishing EXCEPT a vessel __________.

setting nets
using a dredge net

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see a vessel's green sidelight bearing due east from you. The vessel might be heading __________.

east (090°)
northeast (045°)
northwest (315°)
southwest (225°)

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your vessel is stopped and making no way, but is not in any way disabled. Another vessel is approaching you on your starboard beam. Which statement is TRUE?

The other vessel must give way since your vessel is stopped.
Your vessel is the give-way vessel in a crossing situation.
You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel not under command.
You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a vessel of 75 meters in length, at anchor?

She must show an all-round white light forward.
She must show a second all-round white light aft.
She may use her working lights to illuminate her decks.
All of the above

8. 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

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in restricted visibility. You hear the fog signal of another vessel about 22° on your starboard bow. If danger of collision exists you must __________.

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

10. INLAND ONLY Vessels engaged in fishing may show the additional signals described in Annex II to the Rules when they are __________.

fishing in a traffic separation zone
in a narrow channel
in close proximity to other vessels engaged in fishing