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INLAND ONLY Your vessel is meeting another vessel head-on. To comply with the rules, you should exchange…

A) One short blast, alter course to port, and pass starboard to starboard
B) One short blast, alter course to starboard, and pass port to port
C) Two short blasts, alter course to port, and pass starboard to starboard
D) Two short blasts, alter course to starboard, and pass port to port

B

2

INLAND ONLY You are overtaking another power-driven vessel in a narrow channel. The other vessel will have to move to allow you to pass. You wish to overtake the other vessel and leave her on your starboard side. Your FIRST whistle signal should be…

A) One short blast
B) Two short blasts
C) Two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast
D) Two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts

B

3

INLAND ONLY Maneuvering signals shall be sounded on inland waters by…

A) All vessels when meeting, crossing, or overtaking and in sight of one another
B) All vessels meeting or crossing at a distance within half a mile of each other and not in sight of one another
C) Power-driven vessels overtaking and in sight of one another
D) Power-driven vessels crossing at a distance within half a mile of each other and NOT in sight of one another

C

4

INLAND ONLY Under the Inland Navigation Rules, what is the meaning of a one short blast signal used when meeting another vessel?

A) "I am turning to starboard."
B) "I am turning to port."
C) "I intend to leave you on my starboard side."
D) "I intend to leave you on my port side."

D

5

INLAND ONLY One and two short blast signals must be sounded on inland waters when…

A) Two sailing vessels are in sight of one another and meeting at a distance of one quarter mile
B) Two power-driven vessels are in sight of one another and will cross at a distance of one mile
C) Two power-driven vessels are crossing within half a mile of each other and NOT in sight of each other
D) Two power-driven vessel are in sight of one another and are meeting at a distance of one half mile

D

6

INLAND ONLY Maneuvering signals shall be sounded on inland waters by...

A) All vessels when meeting, crossing, or overtaking and in sight of one another
B) All vessels meeting or crossing at a distance within half a mile of each other and not in sight of one another
C) Power-driven vessels overtaking and in sight of one another
D) Power-driven vessels crossing at a distance within half a mile of each other and NOT in sight of one another

C

7

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway your vessel enters fog. You stop your engines and the vessel is dead in the water. Which fog signal should you sound?

A) One prolonged blast every two minutes
B) Two prolonged blasts every two minutes
C) Three short blasts every two minutes
D) One prolonged and three short blasts every two minutes

B

8

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway and in sight of another vessel, less than one half mile away, you put your engines on astern propulsion. Which statement concerning whistle signals is TRUE?

A) You need not sound any whistle signals.
B) You must sound one blast if backing to starboard.
C) You must sound whistle signals only if the vessels are meeting.
D) You must sound three short blasts on the whistle.

D

9

INTERNATIONAL ONLY In a narrow channel, an overtaking vessel, which intends to PASS on the other vessel's port side would sound...

A) One prolonged followed by two short blasts
B) One short blast
C) Two prolonged followed by two short blasts
D) Two short blasts

C

10

INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are approaching another vessel and will pass starboard to starboard without danger if no course changes are made. You should...

A) Hold course and sound a two blast whistle signal
B) Hold course and sound no whistle signal
C) Change course to the right and sound one blast
D) Hold course and sound two prolonged and two short blasts

B

11

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway and approaching a bend in the channel where vessels approaching from the opposite direction cannot be seen. You should sound...

A) One blast, 4 to 6 seconds in duration
B) Three blasts, 4 to 6 seconds in duration
C) One continuous blast until you are able to see around the bend
D) One blast, 8 to 10 seconds in duration

A

12

INTERNATIONAL ONLY In a narrow channel, a signal of intent, which must be answered by the other vessel, is sounded by a vessel...

A) Meeting another head-on
B) Crossing the course of another
C) Overtaking another
D) Any of the above

C

13

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

14

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog, you hear a vessel ahead sound two prolonged blasts on the whistle. You should...

A) Sound two blasts and change course to the left
B) Sound whistle signals only if you change course
C) Sound only fog signals until the other vessel is sighted
D) Not sound any whistle signals until the other vessel is sighted

C

15

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog, you hear a vessel sound one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts on the whistle. What does this signal indicate?

A) A vessel towing
B) A vessel engaged in pilotage duty
C) A vessel being towed
D) A vessel aground

A