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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a crossing situation on open waters, a sailing vessel shall keep out of the way of all the following vessels EXCEPT a __________.

vessel not under command
vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver
power-driven vessel approaching on her starboard side
vessel fishing

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel exhibits the same lights as a __________.

vessel towing, when not underway
vessel towing astern
sailing vessel
pushing vessel and a vessel being pushed, when they are in a composite unit

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which display indicates a vessel conducting mineclearance operations?

Three balls in a vertical line
Two balls in a vertical line
One ball near the foremast and one ball at each yardarm
One diamond near the foremast and one ball at each yardarm

4. 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

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel must proceed at a safe speed __________.

in restricted visibility
in congested waters
during darkness
at all times

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A fog signal of one prolonged blast followed by four short blasts would mean the presence of a __________.

vessel being towed
power-driven pilot vessel on station underway
fishing vessel trawling
vessel at anchor warning of her location

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel must have a gong, or other equipment which will make the sound of a gong?

A sailing vessel
Any vessel over 50 meters
Any vessel over 100 meters
A power-driven vessel over 75 meters

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is a requirement for any action taken to avoid collision?

When in sight of another vessel, any action taken must be accompanied by sound signals.
The action taken must include changing the speed of the vessel.
The action must be positive and made in ample time.
All of the above

9. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which dayshape is prescribed for a vessel constrained by her draft?

A black diamond
A cylinder
A black ball
A black cone, apex upward

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel is being propelled both by sail and by engines. Under the Rules, the vessel is __________.

a "special circumstance" vessel
not covered under any category
a sail vessel
a power-driven vessel