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1

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: What is NOT a vessel "restricted in her ability to maneuver"?

A. A vessel laying engaged in laying submarine cable
B. A vessel towing with limited maneuverability due to a large unwieldy tow
C. A deep-draft vessel that can only navigate in a dredged channel
D. A towing vessel underway with a fuel barge alongside and taking on fuel

C

2

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: Which statement about the Navigation Rules in TRUE?

A. The rules require vessels to comply with Traffic Separation Scheme regulations.
B. The rules use the term "safe speed"
C. The Rules permit a stand-on vessel to take action prior to being in extremis.
D. All of the above are correct

D

3

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: What lights must be shown on a barge being towed astern at night?

A. A white light at each corner
B. A white light fore and aft
C. Sidelights and a sternlight
D. A sternlight only

C

4

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

A. A sailing vessel
B. Any vessel over 50 meters
C. Any vessel over 100 meters
D. A power-driven vessel over 75 meters

C

5

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: Which signal, other than a distress signal, can be used by a vessel to attract attention?

A. Searchlight beam
B. Continuous sounding of a fog signal apparatus
C. Burning barrel
D. Orange smoke signal

A

6

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: In restricted visibility, a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver, at anchor, would sound a fog signal of _____

A. the rapid ringing of a bell for five seconds every minute
B. two prolonged and two short blasts every two minutes
C. one prolonged and two short blasts every two minutes
D. two prolonged and one short blast every two minutes

C

7

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: Which signal is sounded ONLY when vessels are NOT in sight of each other?

A. A signal of at least fives short and rapid blasts
B. Four short blasts on the whistle
C. One prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short blast on the whistle, in that order
D. Two short blasts on the whistle

B

8

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: Which vessel shall NOT impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway?

A. A vessel dredging
A. A sailing vessel
C. A vessel servicing an aid to navigation
D. All of the above

B

9

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND: A power-driven vessel with a 150-meter stern tow shall display _____.

A. three masthead lights in a vertical line
B. a towing light above the sternlight
C. two towing lights in a vertical line
D. a red light over a white light at the masthead

B

10

A vessel reduces speed without backing. The rate that her speed through the water decreases depends primary on the _____.

A. vessel's horsepower
B. sea state
C. number of propellers
D. vessel's displacement

D

11

A snag or other underwater obstruction may form a ____.

A. V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing upstream
B. V-shaped ripple with the point of the V pointing downstream
C. small patch of smooth water on a windy day
D. smoothing out of the vessel's wake

A

12

Which action reduces the yawing of a vessel in a following sea?

A. Increasing GM
B. Pumping out tanks aft
C. Shifting weights to the bow
D. Shifting weights to the stern

D

13

When abandoning ship and jumping into the water from a substantial height, you should _____.

A. dive head first using your hands to break the surface of the water
B. hold you arms firmly at your sides and jump feet first
C. throw your life jacket into the water first and then jump feet first into the water next to it
D. jump feet first, holding onto your life jacket with one hand while covering your nose and mouth with the other

D

14

A crew member has just fallen overboard off your port side. Which action should you take?

A. Immediately put the rudder over hard right.
B. Immediately put the rudder over hard left.
C. Immediately put the engines astern.
D. Wait until the stern is well clear of the man and then put the rudder over hard right.

B

15

In stopping distances of vessels, "head reach" can best be described as the ____.

A. difference between the vessel's speed through the water at any instant and the new speed ordered on the telegraph.
B. distance the vessel has actually run through the water since a change of speed was ordered
C. distance the vessel will run between taking action to stop her and being stationary in the water
D. speed at which a vessel should proceed to ensure that she will run a predetermined distance, once her engines have been stopped

C

16

The splice designed to pass easily through a block is called a(n) _____.

A. eye splice
B. short splice
C. long splice
D. block splice

C (it is UNIFORM IN DIAMETER, short splice is often very thick, preventing line from running through a block)

17

What is one of the FIRST actions you should take after abandoning and clearing away from a vessel?

A. Identify the person in charge
B. Gather up useful floating objects
C. Prepare for arrival of rescue units
D. Arrange watches and duties

A

18

Before starting any diesel or gasoline engine, which of the following must be checked?

A. Oil level
B. Flow of cooling water
C. Exhaust discharge
D. All of the above

A

19

If you use obscene, indecent, or profane language over the radiotelephone, you can be ____.

A. assessed a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment of up to three years, or both
B. assessed a fine not to exceed $10,000, imprisonment of not more than two years, or both
C. assessed a fine not to exceed $20,000
D. imprisoned up to five years

B

20

A vessel which violates the "Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act" may be fined up to ____.

A. $100
B. $500
C. $1,000
D. $1,500

B

21

What is the average range of vessel-to-vessel VHF-FM radio communications?

A. 15 to 20 miles
B. 60 to 90 miles
C. 90 to 120 miles
D. 120 to 150 miles

A

22

By regulation, you MUST keep a record of the use of your radiotelephone for at least _____.

A. one month
B. four months
C. six months
D. one year

D

23

Temperature and moisture characteristics are modified in a warm or cold air mass due to _____.

A. pressure changes in the air mass
B. movement of the air mass
C. the heterogeneous nature of the air mass
D. upper level atmospheric changes

B

24

The preferred type of pollution control for oil spills on the water is(are) _____.

A. straw
B. booms
C. skimmers
D. chemical dispersants

B

25

Every injury aboard a commercial fishing industry vessel must be reported to the:

A. Coast Guard
B. Vessel owner or owner's agent
C. Occupational Safety and health Administration
D. National Fisheries Service

B

26

An emergency check-off list is required on vessels carrying six or fewer passengers for hire. The list must contain information on all of the following EXCEPT _____. (Uninspected vessel regulations)

A. precautions for rough weather
B. actions required in the event of accident
C. procedures for man overboard emergencies
D. emergency procedures for fire at sea

B

27

Which statement is TRUE concerning work vests aboard a a vessel? (Uninspected vessel regulations)

A. They may be worn during drills
B. They amy be substituted for put o 10% of the required lifesaving gear aboard
C. They need not be of an approved type
D. They must be stowed separately from approved life preservers

D

28

The number of fire extinguishers required on an uninspected "motor vessel" is based on the vessel's _____.

A. length
B. gross tonnage
C. draft
D. crew list

B

29

Which type of fixed fire-extinguishing system is approved for use on board uninspected vessels?

A. Carbon dioxide
B. Steam smothering
C. Chemical foam
D. All of the above

A

30

How does foam extinguish an oil fire?

A. By cooling the oil below the ignition temperature
B. By removing the fuel source from the fire
C. By excluding the oxygen from the fire
D. By increasing the weight of the oil

C