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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND "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

2. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A 20-meter power-driven vessel pushing ahead or towing alongside will display __________.

two towing lights in a vertical line
a towing light above the sternlight
two all-round red lights at the masthead
two masthead lights in a vertical line

3. INLAND ONLY Your vessel is meeting another vessel head-on. To comply with the rules, you should exchange __________.

one short blast, alter course to the left, and pass starboard to starboard
two short blasts, alter course to the left, and pass starboard to starboard
one short blast, alter course to the right, and pass port to port
two short blasts, alter course to the right, and pass port to port

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your vessel is NOT making way, but is not in any way disabled. Another vessel is approaching you on your starboard beam. Which statement is TRUE?

The other vessel must give way since your vessel is stopped.
Your vessel is the give-way vessel in a crossing situation.
You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel not under command.
You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You hear the fog signal of another vessel forward of your beam. Risk of collision may exist. You MUST __________.

begin a radar plot
stop your engines
take all way off, if necessary
All of the above

6. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A light used to signal passing intentions must be an __________.

all-round white or yellow light
all-round yellow light only
all-round white light only
Any colored light is acceptable.

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Lighting requirements in inland waters are different from those for international waters for __________.

barges being towed astern
vessels not under command
vessels pushing ahead
All of the above

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When shall the stand-on vessel change course and speed?

The stand-on vessel may change course and speed at any time as it has the right-of-way
After the give-way vessel sounds one blast in a crossing situation
When action by the give-way vessel alone cannot prevent collision
When the two vessels become less than half a mile apart

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog, you hear a vessel ahead sound two prolonged blasts on the whistle. You should __________.

sound two blasts and change course to the left
sound whistle signals only if you change course
sound only fog signals until the other vessel is sighted
not sound any whistle signals until the other vessel is sighted

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel anchored in fog may warn an approaching vessel by sounding __________.

the whistle continuously
one short, one prolonged, and one short blast of the whistle
five or more short and rapid blasts of the whistle
three distinct strokes on the bell before and after sounding the anchor signal