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1. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast on the whistle is a signal which would be sounded by a vessel __________.

overtaking another in a narrow channel
engaged in mineclearance
engaged in fishing

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. If you think the give-way vessel is NOT taking sufficient action to avoid collision, you should sound __________.

one short blast and maintain course
two short blasts, alter to port, and pass astern
no signal and maneuver at will
the danger signal

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A sailing vessel with the wind abaft the beam is navigating in restricted visibility. She should sound __________.

three short blasts
one prolonged blast
one prolonged and two short blasts
two prolonged blasts

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel that is defined as "restricted in her ability to maneuver" is unable to keep out of the way of another vessel due to __________.

her draft
the nature of her work
some exceptional circumstances
a danger of navigation

5. 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

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND For identification purposes at night, U.S. Navy submarines on the surface may display an intermittent flashing light of which color?

Amber (yellow)

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in restricted visibility and hear a fog signal forward of the beam. Nothing appears on your radar screen. You must __________.

stop your engines
sound two prolonged blasts of the whistle
sound the danger signal
slow to bare steerageway

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel is being propelled both by sail and by engines. Under the Rules, the vessel is __________.

a "special circumstance" vessel
not covered under any category
a sail vessel
a power-driven vessel

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

vessel not under command
sailing vessel
vessel in distress
vessel being towed

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND An overtaking situation would be one in which one vessel is approaching another from more than how many degrees abaft the beam?

None of the above