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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which is NOT a distress signal?

A continuous sounding with any fog signal apparatus
A signal sent by radiotelephone consisting of the spoken word "Mayday"
An International Code Signal of N.C.
The firing of green star rockets or shells

2. INLAND ONLY A law enforcement boat may display a __________.

blue flag
flashing blue light
flashing red light
flashing amber light

3. INLAND ONLY At night, a barge moored in a slip used primarily for mooring purposes shall __________.

not be required to be lighted
show a white light at each corner
show a red light at the bow and stern
show a flashing yellow light at each corner

4. INLAND ONLY Your tug is pushing a barge ahead at night. What light(s) should show aft on your vessel?

The light(s) in Diagram 60.
The light(s) in Diagram 75.
The light(s) in Diagram 46.
The light(s) in Diagram 70.

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What does the word "breadth" mean in the Rules?

Breadth on the uppermost continuous deck
Molded breadth
Greatest breadth
Breadth at the load waterline

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in a fog when you hear a whistle signal of one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts. This signal could indicate all of the following EXCEPT a vessel __________.

being towed
not under command
fishing with trawls
towing astern

7. INLAND ONLY On the Western Rivers, a power-driven vessel crossing a river must __________.

maintain course and speed as you have the right of way over all vessels
keep out of the way of any vessel descending the river
keep out of the way of a power-driven vessel ascending or descending the river
None of the above

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel "restricted in her ability to maneuver" is one which __________.

from the nature of her work is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
due to adverse weather conditions is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
has lost steering and is unable to maneuver

9. INLAND ONLY A vessel of less than 20 meters in length at anchor at night in a "special anchorage area designated by the Secretary" __________.

must show one white light
need not show any lights
must show two white lights
need show a light only on the approach of another vessel

10. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A light used to signal passing intentions must be an __________.

all-round white or yellow light
all-round yellow light only
all-round white light only
Any colored light is acceptable.