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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would have no white lights visible when meeting her head-on?

A vessel trawling
A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver
A vessel mineclearing
A vessel not under command

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A lantern combining the two sidelights and sternlight may be shown on a __________.

10-meter sailing vessel
20-meter vessel engaged in fishing and making way
25-meter power-driven vessel engaged in trolling
25-meter pilot vessel

3. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning a vessel "constrained by her draft"?

She is hampered because of her work.
She is unable to maneuver due to some exceptional circumstance.
She may be a vessel being towed.
She must be a power-driven vessel.

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When two vessels are in immediate danger of collision, the stand-on vessel must __________.

abandon ship
assist in taking whatever action is necessary to avoid collision
hold course and speed
sound a distress signal

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel which is unable to maneuver due to some exceptional circumstance, shall show two red lights in a vertical line and __________.

during the day, three balls in a vertical line
during the day, three shapes, the highest and lowest being balls and the middle being a diamond
when making way at night, sidelights and a sternlight
when making way at night, masthead lights, sidelights, and a sternlight

6. INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel pushing ahead or towing alongside on the Mississippi River, below 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

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you hear the firing of a gun at one minute intervals from another vessel, this indicates that __________.

the gun is being used to sound passing signals
the vessel is in distress
all vessels are to clear the area
all is clear and it is safe to pass

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel may show three lights in a vertical line, the top and bottom being red and the middle being white?

A vessel engaged in diving operations
A pilot vessel
A vessel trawling
All of the above

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When is a stand-on vessel FIRST allowed by the Rules to take action in order to avoid collision?

When the two vessels are less than half a mile from each other.
When the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action to avoid collision.
When collision is imminent.
The stand-on vessel is never allowed to take action.

10. 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