U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 91 D7 Ft. Myers Beach, Florida
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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Continuous sounding of a fog whistle by a vessel is a signal __________.

that the vessel is anchored
to request the draw span of a bridge to be opened
of distress
that the vessel is broken down and drifting

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If your vessel is underway in fog and you hear one prolonged and three short blasts, this is a __________.

vessel not under command
sailing vessel
vessel being towed (manned)
vessel being towed (unmanned)

3. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which vessel shall avoid impeding the safe passage of a vessel constrained by her draft?

A vessel not under command
A fishing vessel
A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver
All of the above

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In restricted visibility, a vessel fishing with nets shall sound at intervals of two minutes __________.

one prolonged blast
one prolonged followed by two short blasts
one prolonged followed by three short blasts
two prolonged blasts in succession

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are in charge of a stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. The other vessel is 1.5 miles to port. You believe that risk of collision exists. You should __________.

take avoiding action immediately upon determining that risk of collision exists
immediately sound the danger signal, and change course
take avoiding action only after giving the give-way vessel time to take action, and determining that her action is not appropriate
hold course and speed until the point of extremis, and then sound the danger signal, taking whatever action will best avoid collision

6. INTERNATIONAL ONLY What characteristic must a light have if used to signal passing intentions?

It must be an all-round white light.
It must be an alternating blue and white light.
It must be an all-round white or yellow light.
It must be an alternating red and yellow light.

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a broken down vessel being towed would show the same lights as __________.

a power-driven vessel underway
the towing vessel
a barge
a vessel at anchor

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is required to sound a fog signal of one prolonged followed by two short blasts?

A vessel not under command
A sailing vessel, underway
A vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, at anchor
All of the above

9. INLAND ONLY Your vessel must remain in a narrow channel for safe operation. Another vessel is crossing the channel from your starboard. You do not think she will pass safely. You MUST __________.

stop your vessel, since the other vessel has the right of way
sound one short blast of the whistle, and turn to starboard
sound the danger signal
stop your engines, and you may sound the danger signal

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in low visibility and sounding fog signals. What changes would you make in the fog signal immediately upon losing propulsion?

Begin sounding two prolonged blasts at two-minute intervals.
Begin sounding one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts at two-minute intervals.
Begin sounding one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts at two-minute intervals.
No change should be made in the fog signal.