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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel with a 150-meter stern tow shall display __________.

three masthead lights in a vertical line
a towing light above the sternlight
two towing lights in a vertical line
a red light over a white light at the masthead

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are approaching a narrow channel. Another vessel in the channel can only be navigated safely in that channel. You should __________.

hold your course and speed if he is on your port bow
sound three short blasts, and take all way off your vessel
not cross the channel if you might impede the other vessel
sound two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast

3. 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

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel transferring cargo while underway is classified by the Rules as a vessel __________.

restricted in her ability to maneuver
in special circumstances
not under command
constrained by her draft

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel using a traffic separation scheme shall __________.

only anchor in the separation zone
cross a traffic lane at as small an angle as possible
avoid anchoring in areas near the termination of the scheme
utilize the separation zone for navigating through the scheme if she is impeding other traffic due to her slower speed

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a "vessel engaged in fishing"?

The vessel may be using nets, lines, or trawls.
The vessel may be trolling.
The vessel shows 2 lights in a vertical line, white over red.
The vessel sounds the same fog signal as a vessel underway, making no way.

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel conducting mineclearing operations will show __________.

three balls in a vertical line
two balls in a vertical line
one ball near the foremast and one ball at each fore yard
one diamond near the foremast head and one ball at each fore yard

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What dayshape must be shown on a partly submerged vessel which is being towed?

A diamond
A cone
One black ball
Two black balls in a vertical line

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning fog signals?

All fog signals for sailing vessels are to be given at intervals of not more than one minute.
A vessel not under command sounds the same fog signal as a vessel towed.
A pilot vessel underway and making way sounds the pilot identity signal and no other signal.
A vessel aground may sound a whistle signal.

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which is a distress signal?

Firing of green star shells
Sounding 5 short blasts on the whistle
Answering a one blast whistle signal with two blasts
A flaming barrel of oil on deck