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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Every vessel that is to keep out of the way of another vessel must take positive early action to comply with this obligation and must __________.

avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel
avoid passing astern of the other vessel
sound one prolonged blast to indicate compliance
alter course to port for a vessel on her port side

2. INLAND ONLY You are aboard the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. You sound a one blast whistle signal. The give-way vessel answers with a two blast whistle signal. You should sound the danger signal and __________.

maintain course and speed as you are the stand-on vessel
come around sharply to port
take precautionary action until a safe passing agreement is made
maneuver around the stern of the other vessel

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is NOT to impede the passage of a vessel which can only navigate safely within a narrow channel?

Any vessel less than 20 meters in length
Any sailing vessel
A vessel engaged in fishing
All of the above

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel being towed, if manned, shall sound a fog signal of __________.

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

5. INTERNATIONAL ONLY The light which may be used with a vessel's whistle is to be __________.

used when the whistle is broken
used prior to sounding the whistle
used only at night
a white light

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which is the danger signal?

A continuous sounding of the fog signal
Firing a gun every minute
Five or more short rapid blasts on the whistle
One prolonged blast on the whistle

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Every vessel should at all times proceed at a "safe speed". "safe speed" is defined as that speed where __________.

you can stop within your visibility range
you can take proper and effective action to avoid collision
you are traveling slower than surrounding vessels
no wake comes from your vessel

8. INTERNATIONAL ONLY When two vessels are in sight of one another and NOT in or near an area of restricted visibility, any of the following signals may be given EXCEPT __________.

a light signal of at least five short and rapid flashes
one prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short whistle blasts
four short whistle blasts
two short whistle blasts

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel approaching a narrow channel shall __________.

avoid crossing the channel if it impedes another vessel navigating in the channel
not overtake any vessels within the channel
keep as close as possible to the edge of the channel on her port side
anchor only in the middle of the channel

10. 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