Assessment Test

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1. A man aboard a vessel is signaling by raising and lowering his outstretched arms to each side. What does this indicate?


2. Which is NOT a distress signal?


3. Which of the following indicates that your vessel is in distress?


4. When a vessel signals her distress by means of a gun or other explosive signal, the firing should be at intervals of approximately_.


5. You are on a power driven vessel, maneuvering as authorized, and are in sight of another vessel. You put your engines full speed astern, which statement concerning whistle signals is TRUE?


6. A sailing vessel is NOT required to keep out of the way of a_.


7. What characteristic must a light used to indicate passing intentions have?


8. A head-on situation at night is one in which you see dead ahead a vessel showing_.


9. Which vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can only navigate inside a narrow channel?


10. You are on watch and sight a vessel showing a high intensity all-round flashing red light. The light indicates a __________ .


11. Two power driven vessels meeting in a "head- on" situation are directed by the Rules to __________ .


12. Which statement is TRUE concerning two sailing vessels approaching each other?


13. The rules require which factor to be taken into account when determining safe speed?


14. You are approaching another vessel and are not sure whether danger of collision exists. What must you assume?


15. Under the Rules, any vessel may slacken her speed, stop, or reverse her engines to __________ .


16. You are watching another vessel approach and her compass bearing is not changing. This means that __________ .


17. A vessel engaged in fishing shall keep out of the way of which of the following vessels?


18. An overtaking situation at night would be one in which one vessel sees which light(s) of a vessel ahead?


19. The Rules state that risk of collision shall be deemed to exist_.


20. When in sight of another vessel and there is sufficient sea room, any action taken to avoid collision must __________ .


21. When action to avoid a close quarters situation is taken, a course change alone may be the most effective action provided that __________ .


22. You are approaching another vessel. She is about one mile distant and is on your starboard bow. You believe she will cross ahead of you. She then sounds a whistle signal of five short blasts. You should_.


23. A vessel using a traffic separation scheme shall_.


24. Which vessel should not impede the navigation of a power-driven vessel?


25. Your 15-meter vessel is crossing a narrow channel and a large cargo vessel to port is within the channel and crossing your course. You must


26. Your 15-meter tug is underway and crossing a deep and narrow channel. A large container vessel is off your port bow on a steady bearing. Which statement is TRUE concerning this situation?


27. Which statement is TRUE concerning a situation involving a fishing vessel and a vessel not under command?


28. If two sailing vessels are running free with the wind on the same side, which one must keep clear of the other?


29. You are on a sailing vessel with the wind on the starboard side and are approaching another sailing vessel that has the wind on the port side. Which action should you take?


30. Which statement is TRUE in an overtaking situation?


31. Which statement correctly applies to a situation where a sailing vessel is overtaking a power-driven vessel?


32. In which situation do the Rules require both vessels to change course?


33. A "head on" situation shall be deemed to exist at night when a power-driven vessel sees another power-driven vessel ahead and __________ .


34. When shall the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation take action to avoid the other vessel?


35. Which requirement must be met in order for a stand-on vessel to take action to avoid collision?


36. Of the vessels listed, which must keep out of the way of all the others?


37. Your vessel is the give-way vessel in a crossing situation.


38. While underway in fog, you hear the fog signal of another vessel ahead. If a risk of collision exists, you must __________ .


39. You are on a vessel that cannot comply with the spacing requirement for masthead lights. What is required in this situation?


40. You intend to overtake a vessel in a narrow channel, and you intend to pass along the vessel's port side. How should you signal your intention?


41. Your vessel is crossing a narrow channel. A vessel to port is within the channel and crossing your course. She is showing a black cylinder. What is your responsibility?


42. You are approaching another vessel and will pass starboard to starboard without danger if no course changes are made. What action should you take?


43. Which vessel shall avoid impeding the safe passage of a vessel constrained by her draft?


44. What statement is TRUE when operating in fog and other vessels are detected by radar?


45. While underway at night, a power-driven vessel of less than 7 meters in length, whose maximum speed which does not exceed 7 knots, may show which of the following?


46. A towing light is_.


47. A vessel constrained by her draft may display_.


48. What equipment for fog signals is required for a meters in length? vessel 15


49. A signal of one prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short blast, in that order is given by a vessel __________ .


50. Your vessel is backing out of a slip in a harbor and you can see that other vessels are approaching. You should sound which of the following signals?


51. On open water two vessels are in an overtaking situation. The overtaking vessel has just sounded one short blast on the whistle. What is the meaning of this whistle signal?


52. You are a watchstanding mate and have come to the bridge to relieve the watch while underway at sea. The watch should not be transferred __________.


53. A sailing vessel with the wind coming from 140° relative would be __________.


54. You are on watch and the pilot has just anchored the vessel. The next thing that you should do after the anchor has been let go is to __________.


55. A list man would expect to see any of the following light signals EXCEPT __________.


56. You are on watch at night in clear visibility and the vessel has just been anchored. What is the first thing that you should do after the anchor has been let go?


57. While steering by autopilot you notice that the vessel has deviated 15 degrees from course and there is no corrective rudder being applied. As a standard operating procedure you should first __________.


58. When a vessel is on autopilot steering, the "weather " control is adjusted to compensate for which severe weather effect on a vessel?


59. You are on watch at sea and find it prudent to call the Master to the bridge due to traffic congestion. The moment that the Master officially relieves you of the conn is whenever __________.


60. A look-out at the bow sights an object on your port side. How many bell strokes should he sound?


61. While standing look-out at night, a dim light on the horizon will be seen quickest by looking __________.


62. When being relieved of the helm, the new helmsman would find it handy to know which of the following?


63. When steering a vessel, which of the following will an effective helmsman do?


64. While the Pilot is maneuvering the vessel to a dock, what is the primary responsibility of the watch officer?


65. While you are on watch entering port, the Master gives the helmsman a rudder command which conflicts with a rudder command from the Pilot. You should make sure the helmsman __________.


66. What color are obstruction lights on mobile offshore drilling units that are located on the waters of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf seaward of the line of demarcation?


67. Where will you find the requirements for the lights that must be displayed on a mobile offshore drilling unit that is being towed?


68. When would a jack-up drilling rig be considered "underway" under the International Rules of the Road?


69. While a MODU is underway, a look-out must be maintained __________.


70. A jack-up drilling rig being towed must __________.


71. How does a coast radio station communicating by HF radio normally identify itself?


72. The AMVER system requires __________.


73. The first AMVER position report must be sent within how many hours of departure?


74. The Sailing Plan, required by vessels participating in AMVER, must be sent __________.


75. Which statement about AMVER reports is TRUE?


76. How should longitude 116°54.9'E be written when preparing an AMVER report?


77. During the day, a vessel with a tow over 200meters in length will show __________.


78. A lantern combining the sidelights and stern light MAY be shown on a __________.


79. In restricted visibility, a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver, at anchor, would sound a fog signal of __________.


80. A vessel sounds two short blasts. This signal indicates the vessel __________.


81. If you do NOT understand the course or intention of an approaching vessel you should sound __________ .


82. What is the minimum vessel length which must show two white masthead lights, one forward and one aft, when underway at night?


83. A vessel engaged in mine clearance operations shows special identity lights_.


84. A power-driven vessel shows the same lights as a


85. Which is a light signal authorized by the Secretary of the Navy as an additional navigational light for a ship of war?


86. The towing light is a(n)_.


87. A 25-meter vessel trawling will show the dayshape(s) consisting of_.


88. A vessel or object being towed astern shall display a(n)_.


89. Which vessel is "underway" within the meaning of the Rules?


90. If your vessel is underway in fog and you hear one prolonged and three short blasts, this indicates a_.


91. While underway in fog you hear another vessel sounding two prolonged blasts every two minutes. This signal indicates a vessel_.


92. A vessel engaged in fishing while at anchor shall sound a fog signal of_.


93. Your vessel enters fog. You stop your engines, and the vessel is dead in the water. Which fog signal should you sound?


94. What is the required fog signal for a manned vessel being towed at night?


95. A sailing vessel with the wind abaft the beam is navigating in restricted visibility. She should sound_.


96. The wind is ESE, and a sailing vessel is steering NW. Which fog signal should she sound?


97. 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?


98. In restricted visibility, a vessel fishing with nets shall sound at intervals of two minutes_.


99. Your vessel is 75 meters in length and restricted in her ability to maneuver. Visibility is restricted. What signal do you sound if you are carrying out your work at anchor?


100. A pilot vessel may continue to sound an identity signal in fog if she is_.


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