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1. INLAND ONLY A vessel engaged in public safety activities may display an alternately flashing red and yellow light. This special light may be used by a vessel engaged in __________.

search and rescue
restricted in ability to maneuver
not under command
river bank protection

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What type of vessel or operation is indicated by a vessel displaying two cones with the apexes together?


3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel would sound a fog signal consisting of the ringing of a bell for 5 seconds?

A vessel engaged in fishing, at anchor
A vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, at anchor
A sailing vessel, at anchor
A sailing vessel becalmed

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel underway in fog making NO way must sound what signal?

One long blast
Two prolonged blasts
One prolonged blast
One prolonged and two short blasts

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you are the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation, you may take action to avoid collision by your maneuver alone. When may this action be taken?

As soon as you determine that risk of collision exists
Only when you have reached extremis
When it becomes apparent to you that the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action
When you determine that your present course will cross ahead of the other vessel

6. INLAND ONLY Vessels engaged in fishing may show the additional signals described in Annex II to the Rules when they are __________.

fishing in a traffic separation zone
in close proximity to other vessels engaged in fishing
in a narrow channel

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Risk of collision is considered to exist if __________.

four vessels are nearby
a vessel has a steady bearing at a constant range
there is any doubt that a risk of collision exists
a special circumstance situation is apparent

8. INTERNATIONAL ONLY At night, a power-driven vessel underway of less than 7 meters in length where its maximum speed does not exceed 7 knots may show, as a minimum, __________.

sidelights and a sternlight
the lights required for a vessel more than 7 meters in length
sidelights only
one all-round white light

9. INTERNATIONAL ONLY In addition to her running lights, an underway vessel constrained by her draft may carry in a vertical line __________.

a red light, a white light, and a red light
two red lights
two white lights
three red lights

10. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which vessel is to keep out of the way of the others?

A vessel constrained by her draft
A vessel engaged in underwater operations
A vessel engaged in trawling
A vessel not under command