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1. INLAND ONLY Which is TRUE of a power-driven vessel, bound downstream, when meeting an upbound vessel on the Western Rivers?

She has the right-of-way.
She shall propose the manner of passage.
She shall initiate maneuvering signals.
All of the above

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway, in fog, you hear a whistle signal of one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts. This signal is sounded by a vessel __________.

not under command
being towed
on pilotage duty

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Power-driven vessels must keep out of the way of sailing vessels except __________.

in a crossing situation
when they are making more speed than the power-driven vessel
when the sailing vessel is overtaking
on the Inland Waters of the United States

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel at anchor shall display, between sunrise and sunset, on the forward part of the vessel where it can best be seen __________.

one black ball
two black balls
one red ball
two orange and white balls

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What determines if a vessel is "restricted in her ability to maneuver"?

Whether or not all of the vessel's control equipment is in working order
The vessel's draft in relation to the available depth of water
Whether the vessel is operating in a narrow channel
The nature of the vessel's work, limiting maneuverability required by the Rules

6. INLAND ONLY Which indicates the presence of a partly submerged object being towed?

A diamond shape on the towed object
An all-round light at each end of the towed object
A searchlight beamed from the towing vessel in the direction of the tow
All of the above

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


8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in thick fog. You have not determined if risk of collision exists. Which statement is TRUE?

Your speed must be reduced to bare steerageway.
A look-out is not required if the radar is on.
Fog signals are only required when a vessel is detected by radar.
The radar should always be kept on a short-range scale.

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your vessel is 75 meters in length and restricted in her ability to maneuver. Visibility is restricted. What signal do you sound if you are carrying out your work at anchor?

Five seconds ringing of a bell at intervals of not more than one minute
One prolonged blast followed by two short blasts on the whistle at intervals of not more than two minutes
Five seconds ringing of a bell and five second sounding of a gong at intervals of not more than one minute
Four short blasts on the whistle at intervals of not more than two minutes

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a situation involving a fishing vessel and a vessel not under command?

They are required to communicate by radiotelephone.
If the vessel not under command is a power-driven vessel, she must keep clear of the fishing vessel.
The fishing vessel must keep out of the way of the vessel not under command.
Both vessels are required to take action to stay clear of each other.