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1. 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

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which factor is listed in the Rules as one which must be taken into account when determining safe speed?

The construction of the vessel
The maneuverability of the vessel
The experience of vessel personnel
All of the above must be taken into account.

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night you observe a vessel ahead show three flashes of a white light. This signal indicates that the vessel ahead is __________.

in distress
approaching a bend in the channel
operating astern propulsion
intending to overtake another vessel

4. INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning the fog signal of a vessel 15 meters in length anchored in a "special anchorage area" approved by the Secretary of Transportation?

The vessel is not required to sound a fog signal.
The vessel shall ring a bell for 5 seconds every minute.
The vessel shall sound one blast of the foghorn every 2 minutes.
The vessel shall sound three blasts on the whistle every 2 minutes.

5. INLAND ONLY Your vessel must stay within a narrow channel to be navigated safely. Another vessel is crossing your course from starboard to port. You do NOT think she will pass safely. You are required to __________.

slow to bare steerageway
back down
sound one short blast to indicate that you are holding course and speed
sound the danger signal

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel which is fishing is required to show sidelights and a sternlight only when __________.

anchored
underway
dead in the water
underway and making way

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A tug is towing three manned barges in line in fog. The third vessel of the tow should sound __________.

no fog signal
one prolonged and two short blasts
one prolonged and three short blasts
one prolonged, one short and one prolonged blast

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching another vessel. She is about one mile distant and is on your starboard bow. You believe she will cross ahead of you. She then sounds a whistle signal of five short blasts. You should __________.

answer the signal and hold course and speed
reduce speed slightly to make sure she will have room to pass
make a large course change, and slow down if necessary
wait for another whistle signal from the other vessel

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a traffic separation scheme, when joining a traffic lane from the side, a vessel shall do so __________.

only in case of an emergency or to engage in fishing within the zone
as nearly as practical at right angles to the general direction of traffic flow
at as small an angle as possible
only to anchor within the zone

10. INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning the fog signal of a vessel 15 meters in length anchored in a "special anchorage area" approved by the Secretary of Transportation?

The vessel is not required to sound a fog signal.
The vessel shall ring a bell for 5 seconds every minute.
The vessel shall sound one blast of the foghorn every 2 minutes.
The vessel shall sound three blasts on the whistle every 2 minutes.