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1In what year were Nautical Rules of the Road first established?
2Put the following lights in order of smallest to largest arc of visibility.(Input the answers in
the correct sequence, then push the ENTER button.)
3What type of vessel will display white over red all around lights on the mast in addition to
standard navigation lights?
4Any of various lights required to be displayed by vessels operating between sunset and
5A metal ribbing roughly oval in shape, over which canvas is stretched
6Two vessels are passing each other at a distance of less than 1/2 mile. The first sounds two
short blasts. The second responds with two short blasts. What is going to happen?
AThe first vessel is going to hold up.
BThe second vessel is going to hold up.
CThey are going to pass starboard to starboard.
DNone of the above
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7If a ship is approaching on a steady bearing or on a bearing that does not appreciably
change, risk of collision exists. Even if it does change, the risk of collision can still exist.
Especially when approaching which type of vessel?
(Input all that apply, then push the ENTER button.)
Bany large vessel
DAll of the above
8You are the OOD on a Navy ship at night when you see two white lights and a red light off your starboard bow. What does this mean and what should you do?
Ayou are crossing with another vessel, you should maneuver to avoid
Byou are crossing with another vessel, you should maintain course and speed
Cyou are overtaking another vessel, you should turn left to avoid
Dyou are overtaking another vessel, you should turn right to avoid
9The vessel that must keep out of the way of the other
10Has the right of way
11Which of the following is NOT covered by both international and inland rules?
DAll of the items listed are covered by both the international and inland rules.
12One dark night you notice the lights of a supertanker at sea. You see a single white light.
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
AThe ship is heading directly away from you.
BThe ship is crossing from left to right.
CThe ship is crossing from right to left.
DThe ship is heading directly towards you.
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13Under what condition would a white masthead light be an "all-around" light rather than a
AIf the vessel is less than 12 meters in length.
BMasthead lights can never be all-around lights.
CIf the vessel does not have an aftermast, and therefore only has one white
DIf the vessel is longer than 50 meters in length.
14What is the common abbreviation for The International Regulations for Preventing
Collisions as Sea?
ARules of the Road
CU.S. Inland Rules
DNavigational Rules Act of 1980
15Which of the following is NOT a special rule for naval vessels that varies from the standard
international rules of the road?
AThe white lights on aircraft carriers are usually on the superstructure and off
BNaval vessels hoist a "5" flag if not under command and will also hoist 2
black balls as a warning in international waters.
CThe horizontal separation of white lights on destroyers can be less than
normally required by the rules.
DU.S. submarines display an amber-colored intermittent flashing beacon when
16What is the difference between whistle signals in U.S. inland waters and those sounded in
AThere is no difference. Whistle signals are required and have the same
meaning in both systems.
BIn U.S. inland waters they are required signals. They are not always
required in international waters.
CIn international waters they are required signals, They are not required in
U.S. Inland Waters.
DIn U.S. inland waters, they signal intention only. In international waters,
they signal execution.
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17The purpose of the rules of the road is to
Aprovide safe navigation
Bprotect the ship
Cprovide more civil service job positions
18Red flares, continuous sounding of the fog horn, or smoke from a burning barrel of oil all
Athe presence of a submarine in the channel.
Bdistress under both Inland and International Rules.
Cwind and weather warnings to small craft.
Dobstructions in the channel or seaway.
19What are the white, green, and red lights called on seagoing vessels?
20The port-side light is red and the starboard-side light is green. What rule or rules require
CA & B
DNone of the above
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