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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel 25 meters in length must have which sound signaling appliance onboard?

None is required
Whistle only
Whistle and bell only
Whistle, bell, and gong

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The rules require which factor to be taken into account when determining safe speed?

The construction of the vessel
The experience of the vessel's crew
The location of vessels detected by radar
All of the above

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog you hear a vessel sound one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts. What does this signal indicate?

A vessel towing
A vessel being towed
A pilot vessel engaged on pilotage duty
A vessel aground

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway your vessel enters fog. You stop your engines and the vessel is dead in the water. Which fog signal should you sound?

One prolonged blast every two minutes
Two prolonged blasts every two minutes
Three short blasts every two minutes
One prolonged and three short blasts every two minutes

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A towing vessel 35 meters in length, with a tow 100 meters astern, must show a minimum of how many masthead lights?


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 Which statement is TRUE regarding equipment for bell & gong signals?

A vessel of less than 12 meters in length need not have any sound signaling equipment.
Manual sounding of the signals must always be possible.
Any vessel over 12 meters in length must be provided with a gong.
Signals must be able to be sounded manually and automatically.

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in fog when you hear the rapid ringing of a bell for five seconds followed by the sounding of a gong for five seconds. This signal indicates a vessel __________.

more than 100 meters in length, at anchor
fishing while making no way through the water
fishing in company with another vessel

9. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement applies to a vessel "constrained by her draft"?

She is severely restricted in her ability to change her course because of her draft in relation to the available depth of water.
The term applies only to vessels in marked channels.
She is designated as a "vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver".
The vessel must be over 100 meters in length.

10. INLAND ONLY The light used to signal passing intentions is a(n) __________.

all-round white light ONLY
all-round yellow light ONLY
all-round white or yellow light
light of any color