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1

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Navigation lights must be displayed in all weathers from sunset to sunrise. They also...

A. must be displayed when day signals are being used.

B. must be displayed when moored to a pier.

C. may be extinguished at night on open waters when no other vessels are in the area.

D. may be displayed during daylight.

D. may be displayed during daylight.

2

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND There is a provision to depart from the Rules, if necessary, to avoid...

A. a close-quarters situation.

B. an overtaking situation.

C. immediate danger.

D. any of the above.

C. immediate danger.

3

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. one prolonged and two short blasts every two minutes.

4

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog, you hear the fog signal of another vessel ahead. If a risk of collision exists, you must...

A. slow to bare steerageway and navigate with caution.

B. sound three short blasts and back your engine.

C. stop your engines and navigate with caution.

D. continue on your course and speed until the other vessel is sighted.

A. slow to bare steerageway and navigate with caution.

5

INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement is TRUE, according to the Rules?


A. A vessel engaged in fishing while underway shall, so far as possible, keep out of the way of a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

B. A vessel not under command shall keep out of the way of a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

C. A fishing vessel while underway has the right-of-way over a vessel constrained by her draft.

D. A vessel not under command shall avoid impeding the safe passage of a vessel constrained by her draft.

A. A vessel engaged in fishing while underway shall, so far as possible, keep out of the way of a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

6

INLAND ONLY Which term is NOT defined in the Inland Navigation Rules?

A. Seaplane

B. Restricted visibility

C. Underway

D. Vessel constrained by her draft

D. Vessel constrained by her draft

7

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND By radar alone, you detect a vessel ahead on a collision course, about 3 miles distant. Your radar plot shows this to be a meeting situation. You should...

A. turn to port.

B. turn to starboard.

C. maintain course and speed and sound the danger signal.

D. maintain course and speed and sound no signal.

B. turn to starboard.

8

INTERNATIONAL ONLY Which statement is true concerning a vessel "constrained by her draft"?


A. She must be a power-driven vessel.

B. She is not under command.

C. She may be a vessel being towed.

D. She is hampered because of her work.

A. She must be a power-driven vessel.

9

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning a vessel under oars?

A. She must show a sternlight.

B. She is allowed to show the same lights as a sailing vessel.

C. She must show a fixed all-round white light.

D. She must show a dayshape of a black cone.

B. She is allowed to show the same lights as a sailing vessel.

10

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & 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. More than two vessels meeting.

11

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Of the vessels listed, which must keep out of the way of all the others?

A. A sailing vessel.

B. A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

C. A vessel not under command.

D. A vessel engaged in fishing.

A. A sailing vessel.

12

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel is "in sight" of another vessel when...

A. she can be observed by radar.

B. she can be observed visually from the other vessel.

C. she can be plotted on radar well enough to determine her heading.

D. her fog signal can be heard.

B. she can be observed visually from the other vessel.

13

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND An anchor ball need NOT be exhibited by an anchored vessel if she is...

A. under 50 meters in length, and anchored in an anchorage.

B. over 150 meters in length.

C. rigged for sail.

D. less than 7 meters in length, and not in or near an area where other vessels normally navigate.

D. less than 7 meters in length, and not in or near an area where other vessels normally navigate.

14

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. A vessel towing.

15

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND What dayshape must be shown by a vessel over 20 meters fishing which has gear extending more than 150 meters horizontally outward from it?


A. One black ball.

B. One diamond shape.

C. One cone with its apex upwards.

D. One basket.

C. One cone with its apex upwards.

16

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which craft would be considered a "power-driven vessel" under the Rules of the Road?

A. An auxiliary sail vessel, using her engine.

B. A canoe being propelled by a small outboard motor

C. A tug powered by a diesel engine.

D. all of the above.

D. all of the above.

17

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Risk of collision exists when an approaching vessel has a(n)...

A. generally steady bearing and decreasing range.

B. generally steady range and increasing bearing.

C. increasing range and bearing.

D. decreasing bearing only.

A. generally steady bearing and decreasing range.

18

INLAND ONLY For the purpose of the Inland Navigation Rules, the term "Inland Waters" includes...

A. the Western Rivers.

B. the Great Lakes on the United States side of the International Boundary.

C. harbors and rivers shoreward of the COLREGS demarcation lines.

D. all of the above.

D. all of the above.

19

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. Two prolonged blasts every two minutes.

20

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two barges are being pushed ahead by a tugboat. Which statement is TRUE concerning lights on the barges?

A. Each vessel should show sidelights.

B. Each vessel should show at least one white light.

C. The barges should be lighted as separate units.

D. The barges should be lighted as one vessel.

D. The barges should be lighted as one vessel.

21

INTERNATIONAL ONLY A sailing vessel is overtaking a power-driven vessel in a narrow channel, so as to pass on the power-driven vessel's port side. The overtaken vessel will have to move to facilitate passage. The sailing vessel is the...

A. stand-on vessel and would sound two short blasts.

B. give-way vessel and would sound no whistle signal.

C. stand-on vessel and would sound no whistle signal.

D. give-way vessel and would sound two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts.

D. give-way vessel and would sound two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts.

22

INLAND ONLY A vessel proceeding downstream in a narrow channel on the Western Rivers sights another vessel moving upstream. Which vessel has the right of way?

A. The vessel moving upstream against the current.

B. The vessel moving downstream with a following current.

C. The vessel located more towards the channel centerline.

D. The vessel sounding the first whistle signal.

B. The vessel moving downstream with a following current.

23

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is the stand-on vessel when two vessels crossing in fog are NOT in sight of one another?

A. The vessel which has the other on her own starboard side.

B. The vessel which has the other on her own port side.

C. The one which hears the other's fog signal first.

D. Neither vessel is the stand-on vessel.

D. Neither vessel is the stand-on vessel.

24

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a crossing situation, a vessel fishing must keep out of the way of a vessel which is...

A. Under sail

B. Towing

C. Restricted in her ability to maneuver

D. Engaged in pilotage duty

C. Restricted in her ability to maneuver

25

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Each prolonged blast on whistle signals used by a power-driven vessel in fog, whether making way or underway but not making way, is...

A. about one second.

B. two to four seconds.

C. four to six seconds.

D. eight to ten seconds.

C. four to six seconds.

26

INLAND ONLY A barge more than 50 meters long would be required to show how many white anchor lights when anchored in a Secretary of Transportation approved "special anchorage area"?


A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

B. 2

27

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you hear the firing of a gun at one minute intervals from another vessel, this indicates that...

A. the gun is being used to sound passing signals.

B. the vessel is in distress.

C. all vessels are to clear the area.

D. all is clear and it is safe to pass.

B. the vessel is in distress.

28

INTERNATIONAL ONLY The International Rules of the Road apply...

A. to all waters which 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. upon the high seas and connecting waters navigable by seagoing vessels.

29

INTERNATIONAL ONLY If a vessel displays three all-round red lights in a vertical line at night, during the day she may show...

A. three balls in a vertical line.

B. a cylinder.

C. two diamonds in a vertical line.

D. two cones, apexes together.

B. a cylinder

30

BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel underway and fishing shall keep out of the way of a...

A. power-driven vessel underway.

B. vessel not under command.

C. vessel sailing.

D. vessel engaged on pilotage duty.

B. vessel not under command.