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1. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A power-driven vessel pushing ahead or towing alongside will show sidelights, a sternlight, and __________.

an all-round red light where it can best be seen
two yellow masthead lights in a vertical line
two masthead lights in a vertical line
a single white light forward

2. INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel pushing ahead or towing alongside on the Mississippi River, above the Huey P. Long Bridge, shall carry __________.

two masthead lights, sidelights, and sternlight
two masthead lights, sidelights, and two towing lights
sidelights and two towing lights
one masthead light, sidelights, and sternlight

3. INLAND ONLY Which light display would mark the opening in a pipeline where vessels could pass through?

Three red lights in a vertical line on each side of the opening
Two red lights in a vertical line on each side of the opening
Three white lights in a vertical line on each side of the opening
Two white lights in a vertical line on each side of the opening

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel towing another vessel astern (tow less than 200 meters) shall show __________.

three masthead lights in a vertical line instead of either the forward or after masthead light
two masthead lights in a vertical line instead of either the forward or after masthead lights
two towing lights in a vertical line at the stern
a small white light aft of the funnel

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Rules state that certain factors are to be taken into account when determining safe speed. One of the factors is the __________.

radio communications that are available
maximum speed of your vessel
temperature
current

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway, in fog, when you hear a whistle signal of one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts. This signal could indicate a vessel __________.

not under command
being towed
aground
All of the above

7. INLAND ONLY What characteristic must a light used to indicate passing intentions have?

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

8. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A vessel displaying three red lights in a vertical line is __________.

restricted in her ability to maneuver
not under command
engaged in mineclearing operations
constrained by her draft

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In restricted visibility, a vessel which detects by radar alone the presence of another vessel shall determine if a close quarters situation is developing or risk of collision exists. If so, she shall __________.

sound the danger signal
when taking action, make only course changes
avoid altering course toward a vessel abaft the beam
All of the above

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND During the day, a dredge will indicate the side on which it is safe to pass by displaying __________.

two balls in a vertical line
two diamonds in a vertical line
a single black ball
no shape is shown during the day