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1. INLAND ONLY You are overtaking a power-driven vessel in a narrow channel and wish to leave her on your starboard side. You may __________.

attempt to contact her on the radiotelephone to arrange for the passage
proceed to overtake her without sounding whistle signals
sound five short blasts
All of the above

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The use of the signal consisting of five or more short blasts on the ship's whistle __________.

replaces directional signals
makes the other vessel the give-way vessel
indicates doubt as to the other vessel's action
makes it necessary to slow or stop

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A "short blast" on the whistle has a duration of __________.

1 second
4 to 6 seconds
8 to 12 seconds
12 to 15 seconds

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a vessel of 150 meters in length, at anchor?

She may show an all-round white light where it can best be seen.
She must show an all-round white light forward and a second such light aft.
The showing of working lights is optional.
None of the above

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are on watch in the fog. Your vessel is proceeding at a safe speed when you hear a fog signal ahead of you. The Rules require you to navigate with caution and, if danger of collision exists, __________.

slow to less than 2 knots
stop your engines
reduce to bare steerageway
begin a radar plot

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The Rules state that vessels may depart from the Rules when __________.

there are other vessels in the vicinity
operating in a traffic separation scheme
engaged in a situation involving more than two vessels
necessary to avoid immediate danger

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND An anchored vessel on pilotage duty must show which light(s) at night?

A sternlight only
Anchor lights only
A white light over a red light only
A white light over a red light and anchor lights

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a meeting situation, which vessel may sound the danger signal?

Stand-on vessel
Give-way vessel
Either vessel
Neither vessel

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Rule 14 describes the action to be taken by vessels meeting head-on. Which of the following conditions must exist in order for this rule to apply?

Both vessels must be power-driven.
They must be meeting on reciprocal or nearly reciprocal courses.
The situation must involve risk of collision.
All of the above

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The NAVIGATION RULES define a "vessel not under command" as a vessel which __________.

from the nature of her work is unable to keep out of the way of another vessel
through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
by taking action contrary to the rules has created a special circumstance situation
is moored, aground or anchored in a fairway