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1. INTERNATIONAL ONLY To indicate that a vessel is constrained by her draft, a vessel may display, in a vertical line, __________.

three 360° red lights
two 225° red lights
three 360° blue lights
two 225° blue lights

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 20-meter sailing vessel underway must exhibit a __________.

combined lantern
red light over a green light at the masthead
All of the above

3. 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
the danger signal
no signal and maneuver at will

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A fog signal of one prolonged blast followed by four short blasts would mean the presence of a __________.

vessel being towed
power-driven pilot vessel on station underway
fishing vessel trawling
vessel at anchor warning of her location

5. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Two power-driven vessels are meeting. A two blast whistle signal by either vessel means __________.

"I intend to alter course to port"
"I desire to pass starboard to starboard"
"I desire to pass port to port"
"I am altering course to port"

6. INTERNATIONAL ONLY In which situation do the Rules require both vessels to change course?

Two power-driven vessels meeting head-on
Two power-driven vessels crossing when it is apparent to the stand-on vessel that the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action
Two sailing vessels crossing with the wind on the same side
All of the above

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Rules state that vessels may depart from the requirements of the Rules when __________.

operating in restricted visibility
operating in a narrow channel
necessary to avoid immediate danger
the Master enters it in the ship's log

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A head-on situation at night is one in which you see __________.

one sidelight of a vessel ahead of you
one sidelight and a masthead light of a vessel ahead of you
one sidelight, a masthead light, and a range light of a vessel ahead of you
both sidelights of a vessel dead ahead of you

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A towing vessel and her tow are severely restricted in their ability to change course. When making way, the towing vessel will show ONLY __________.

the masthead lights for a towing vessel
the lights for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver
sidelights,stern light, and towing light
All of the above.

10. INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are in charge of a 250-meter freight vessel constrained by her draft proceeding down a narrow channel. There is a vessel engaged in fishing on your starboard bow half a mile away. According to Rule 9, which statement is TRUE?

You are not to impede the fishing vessel.
If you are in doubt as to the fishing vessel's intentions you may sound at least five short and rapid blasts on the whistle.
You are to slow to bare steerageway until clear of the fishing vessel.
You must sound one prolonged blast to alert the fishing vessel.