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1. INTERNATIONAL ONLY What whistle signal, if any, would be sounded when two vessels are meeting, but will pass clear starboard to starboard?

One short blast
Two short blasts
Five or more short blasts
No signal is required.

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which lights are shown by a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver to indicate that the vessel is making way?

Masthead lights, sidelights and sternlight
Masthead lights and sidelights only
Sidelights and sternlight only
Sidelights only

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A stand-on vessel is __________.

required to give way in a crossing situation
required to sound the first passing signal in a meeting situation
free to maneuver in any crossing or meeting situation as it has the right-of-way
required to maintain course and speed in a crossing situation but may take action to avoid collision

4. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Of the vessels listed, which must keep out of the way of all the others?

A vessel constrained by her draft
A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver
A vessel on pilotage duty
A vessel engaged in fishing

5. 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

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel, which does not normally engage in towing operations, is towing a vessel in distress. She __________.

need not show the lights for a vessel engaged in towing, if it is impractical to do so
may show the lights for a vessel not under command
must show a yellow light above the sternlight
must show the lights for a vessel towing

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The sternlight shall be positioned such that it will show from dead astern to how many degrees on each side of the stern of the vessel?


8. INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which vessel would NOT sound a fog signal of one prolonged and two short blasts?

A vessel not under command
A vessel constrained by her draft
A vessel being towed
A vessel sailing

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What is the minimum sound signaling equipment required aboard a vessel 14 meters in length?

Any means of making an efficient sound signal
A bell only
A whistle only
A bell and a whistle

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The white masthead light required for a power-driven vessel under the Rules is visible over how many degrees of the horizon?