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1. INLAND ONLY A vessel displaying a flashing blue light is __________.

transferring dangerous cargo
a law enforcement vessel
a work boat
engaged in a race

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If two sailing vessels are running free with the wind on the same side, which one must keep clear of the other?

The one with the wind closest abeam
The one to windward
The one to leeward
The one that sounds the first whistle signal

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Navigation Rules state that a vessel shall be operated at a safe speed at all times so that she can be stopped within __________.

the distance of visibility
1/2 the distance of visibility
a distance appropriate to the existing circumstances and conditions
the distance that it would require for the propeller to go from full ahead to full astern

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Fog signals, required under the Rules for vessels underway, shall be sounded __________.

only on the approach of another vessel
only when vessels are in sight of each other
at intervals of not more than one minute
at intervals of not more than two minutes

5. INLAND ONLY You are proceeding up a channel in Chesapeake Bay and are meeting an outbound vessel. There is no current. You MUST __________.

keep to that side of the channel which is on your vessel's port side
stop your vessel, letting the outbound vessel sound the signals for meeting and passing
propose or answer one- or two-blast whistle signals given by the other vessel if passing within 1/2 mile
give the outbound vessel the right-of-way

6. 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

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

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

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which is NOT a distress signal?

A continuous sounding with any fog signal apparatus
A signal sent by radiotelephone consisting of the spoken word "Mayday"
An International Code Signal of N.C.
The firing of green star rockets or shells

9. INLAND ONLY A barge more than 50 meters long is required to show how many white anchor lights when anchored in a Secretary of Transportation approved "special anchorage area"?

One, on the near approach of another vessel

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog, you hear a signal of one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts. This is the fog signal for a vessel __________.

being towed (manned)
under sail
at anchor