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1

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: The International Rules of the Road apply
A. to all waters that are not inland waters
B. only to waters outside the territorial waters of the United States
C. only to waters where foreign vessels travel
D. upon the high seas and connecting waters navigable by seagoing vessels

D

2

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: What is a light signal authorized by the Secretary of the Navy as an additional navigational light for a ship of war?
A. Two yellow masthead lights in a vertical line for a carrier launching aircraft
B. Green masthead and yardarm lights for a vessel engaged in mine clearing operations
C. Flashing amber beacon for submarines
D. Yellow flares indicating torpedo firing exercises

C

3

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: The rules state that vessels may depart from the requirements of the Rules when
A. there are no other vessels around
B. operating in a narrow channel
C. the Master enters it in the ship's log
D. necessary to avoid immediate danger

D

4

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Which situation would be a "special circumstance" under the Rules?
A. Vessel at anchor
B. More than two vessels meeting
C. Speed in fog
D. Two vessels crossing

B

5

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: the word "vessel" in the Rules includes
A. sailing ships
B. nondisplacement craft
C. seaplanes
D. all of the above

D

6

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: A vessel is being propelled both by sail and by engines. Under the Rules, the vessel is
A. a "special circumstance" vessel
B. not covered under any category
C. a sail vessel
D. a power-driven vessel

D

7

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Which craft is a "power-driven vessel" under the Rules of the Road?
A. An auxiliary sailing vessel, using her engine
B. A canoe propelled by a small outboard motor
C. A trawler on her way to the fishing grounds
D. all of the above

D

8

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: According to the Navigation Rules, all of the following are engaged in fishing EXCEPT a vessel
A. trawling
B. trolling
C. using a dredge net
D. setting nets

B

9

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Which statement is TRUE concerning a "vessel engaged in fishing"?
A. the vessel may be using nets, lines, or trawls
B. the vessel may be trolling?
C. the vessels shows 2 lights in a vertical line, white over read
D. the vessel sounds the same fog signal as a vessel underway, making no way

A

10

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: The Navigation Rules define a "vessel not under command" as a vessel which
A. from the nature of her work, is unable to keep out of the way of another vessel
B. through some exceptional circumstance, is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
C. by taking action contrary to the rules has created a special circumstance situation
D. is moored, aground, or anchored in a fairway

B

11

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: A vessel "restricted in her ability to maneuver" is one which
A. from the nature of her work, is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
B. through some exceptional circumstance, is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
C. due to adverse weather conditions, is unable to maneuver as required by the rules
D. has lost steering and is unable to maneuver

A

12

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Which vessel is "underway" under the Rules of the Road?
A. A vessel at anchor with the engine running
B. A vessel with a line led to a tree onshore
C. A vessel drifting with the engine off
D. A vessel aground

C

13

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Which vessel is "underway" according to the Rules?
A. A vessel made fast to a single point mooring buoy
B. A pure seiner hauling her nets
C. A pilot vessel at anchor
D. A vessel which has run aground

B

14

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: A vessel "in sight" of another vessel when she
A. can be observed by radar
B. has determined that risk of collision exists
C. is sounding a fog signal that can be heard on the other vessel
D. can be observed visually from the other vessel

D

15

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: The term "restricted visibility," when used in the Rules, refers to
A. situations where you can see vessels on radar that you cannot see visually
B. visibility of less than half a mile
C. any condition where visibility is restricted
D. visibility where you cannot see shore

C

16

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: "Safe speed" is defined as that speed where
A. you can stop within your visibility range
B. you can take proper and effective action to avoid collision
C. you are traveling slower than surrounding vessels
D. no wake comes from your vessel

B

17

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: The Rules state that certain factors are to be taken into account when determining safe speed. Those factors include
A. state of wind, sea, and current, and the proximity of navigational hazards
B. maximum attainable speed of your vessel
C. temperature
D. aids to navigation that are available

A

18

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: You are approaching another vessel and are not sure whether danger of collision exists. You must assume
A. there is risk of collision
B. you are the give way vessel
C. the other vessel is also in doubt
D. All of the above are correct

A

19

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: The Rules state that risk of collision shall be deemed to exist
A. whenever two vessels approach from opposite directions
B. if the bearing of an approaching vessel does not appreciably change
C. whenever a vessel crosses ahead of the intended track of another vessel
D. if one vessel approaches another so as to be overtaking

B

20

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: When taking action to avoid collision, you should
A. make sure the action is taken in enough time
B. not make any large course changes
C. not make any large speed changes
D. all of the above

A

21

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: When action to avoid a close-quarters situation is taken, a course change alone may be the most effective action provided that
A. it is done in a succession of small course changes
B. it is NOT done too early
C. it is a large course change
D. the course change is to starboard

C

22

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Under the Rules, any vessel may slacken her speed, stop, or reverse her engines to
A. create a crossing situation
B. allow more time to assess the situation
C. attract the attention of another vessel
D. All of the above

B

23

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: A vessel proceeding along a narrow channel shall
A. avoid crossing the channel at right angles
B. not overtake any vessels within the channel
C. keep as near as safe and practicable to the limit of the channel on her starboard side
D. when nearing a bend in the channel, sound a long blast of the whistle

C

24

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: In narrow channels, vessels of less than what length shall not impede the safe passage of vessels that can navigate only inside that channel?
A. 20 meters
B. 50 meters
C. 65 meters
D. 100 meters

A

25

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Which vessel is NOT to impede the passage of a vessel that can only navigate safely within a narrow channel?
A. any vessel less than 20 meters in length
B. any sailing vessel
C. a vessel engaged in fishing
D. all of the above

D

26

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: A sailing vessel is proceeding along a narrow channel and can safely navigate ONLY inside the channel. The sailing vessel approaches a vessel engaged in fishing in the narrow channel. Which statement is TRUE?
A. Each vessel should move to the edge of the channel on her port side
B. The vessels are required to exchange signals
C. The fishing vessel is directed not to impede the passage of the sailing vessel
D. Each vessel should be displaying signals for a vessel constrained by her draft

C

27

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: A vessel approaching a narrow channel shall
A. avoid crossing the channel if it impedes another vessel navigating in the channel
B. not overtake any vessels within the channel
C. keep as close as possible to the edge of the channel on her port side
D. anchor only in the middle of the channel

A

28

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: Systems of inbound and outbound lanes to promote the safe flow of vessel traffic in certain areas around the world are known as
A. merchant vessel reporting systems
B. traffic separation schemes
C. collision avoidance fairways
D. restricted maneuverability channels

B

29

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: A vessel using a traffic separation scheme shall NOT
A. cross a traffic lane
B. engage in fishing in the separation zone
C. proceed in an inappropriate traffic lane
D. enter the separation zone

C

30

BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND: In a traffic separation scheme, when joining a traffic lane from the side, a vessel shall do so
A. at as small an angle as possible
B. as nearly as practical at right angles to the general direction of traffic flow
C. only in case of an emergency or to engage in fishing within the zone
D. never

A