Competence 2 (Deck)

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  • 1. 

    Which signal may be sounded ONLY by vessels in restricted visibility?

    • A.

      One prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short blast, in that order

    • B.

      Two short blasts

    • C.

      Four short blasts

    • D.

      At least five short and rapid blasts

    Correct Answer
    C. Four short blasts
    Explanation
    Four short blasts may be sounded ONLY by vessels in restricted visibility. This signal is used to indicate that the vessel is unsure of the intentions of another vessel and is requesting it to confirm its own intentions. It is a precautionary signal used in situations where visibility is limited, such as in fog or heavy rain, to avoid collisions and ensure the safety of all vessels involved.

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  • 2. 

    A light used to signal passing intentions must be an ____________.

    • A.

      Alternating white and yellow light

    • B.

      A searchlight or beam

    • C.

      An all-round white light

    • D.

      All-round white or yellow light

    Correct Answer
    C. An all-round white light
    Explanation
    An all-round white light is the correct answer for a light used to signal passing intentions. This type of light provides maximum visibility and can be easily seen from all directions. It is commonly used in marine navigation to indicate the presence of a vessel and its intentions to other vessels in the vicinity.

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  • 3. 

    Vessel "X" is overtaking vessel "Y" on open waters and will pass without changing course. Vessel "X " __________.

    • A.

      Should sound the danger signal

    • B.

      Will not sound any whistle signals

    • C.

      Should sound two short blasts

    • D.

      Should sound one long blast

    Correct Answer
    B. Will not sound any whistle signals
    Explanation
    When a vessel is overtaking another vessel on open waters and intends to pass without changing course, it is not required to sound any whistle signals. Whistle signals are typically used to communicate with other vessels and indicate the vessel's intentions or actions. In this case, since vessel "X" is passing without changing course, there is no need to sound any whistle signals as there is no change in the vessel's intended path.

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  • 4. 

    The prohibition against displaying lights which may be confused with required navigation lights applies ____________.

    • A.

      Only when under tow

    • B.

      Only when operating in a traffic separation scheme

    • C.

      From sunset to sunrise and during restricted visibility

    • D.

      Only when other vessels are in the area

    Correct Answer
    C. From sunset to sunrise and during restricted visibility
    Explanation
    The prohibition against displaying lights which may be confused with required navigation lights applies from sunset to sunrise and during restricted visibility. This is to ensure that vessels are easily visible and can be properly identified by other vessels to avoid collisions. Displaying lights that may be confused with required navigation lights during these times could lead to confusion and potential danger on the water.

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  • 5. 

    You intend to overtake a vessel in a narrow channel. As you approach the other vessel's stern ___________.

    • A.

      You will gain speed

    • B.

      Both vessels will gain speed

    • C.

      The vessel will drift together

    • D.

      The vessels will drift apart

    Correct Answer
    C. The vessel will drift together
    Explanation
    As you approach the other vessel's stern, the vessels will drift together. This is because when you are overtaking a vessel in a narrow channel, the water displacement caused by both vessels moving in the same direction creates a suction effect between them. This suction effect causes the vessels to be drawn closer together, resulting in them drifting together.

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  • 6. 

    Whenever a course alternation is made to avoid collision, it should be:

    • A.

      Any of the choices is correct

    • B.

      A large change

    • C.

      Supplemental by speed change

    • D.

      A succession of small changes

    Correct Answer
    B. A large change
    Explanation
    When making a course alteration to avoid collision, it is important to make a large change in the course. This is because a small change may not be sufficient to avoid the collision, especially if the other vessel is also making a course alteration. A large change in the course increases the chances of creating a safe distance between the two vessels. Additionally, making a large change in the course can help to clearly communicate the intention to the other vessel, reducing the risk of misinterpretation. Therefore, a large change is the most effective and recommended approach in such situations.

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  • 7. 

    Which statement is TRUE regarding equipment for bell and going signals?

    • A.

      Any vessel over 12-meters in length must be provided with a gong

    • B.

      Manual sounding of the signals must always be possible

    • C.

      Signals must be able to be sounded manually and automatically

    • D.

      A vessel of less than 12 meters in length need not have any sound signaling equipment

    Correct Answer
    B. Manual sounding of the signals must always be possible
    Explanation
    According to the given options, the statement that is true regarding equipment for bell and going signals is that manual sounding of the signals must always be possible. This means that regardless of the size of the vessel, it is necessary to have equipment that allows for manual sounding of the signals. This ensures that the vessel can communicate audibly with other vessels in various situations, such as when navigating in poor visibility or during emergencies.

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  • 8. 

    Your vessel is underway in fog and you hear two prolonged blast on your starboard quarter. What appropriate action should you do?

    • A.

      Hold your course and speed

    • B.

      Alter course to port

    • C.

      Alter course to starboard

    • D.

      Stop your engine

    Correct Answer
    A. Hold your course and speed
    Explanation
    In this situation, hearing two prolonged blasts on the starboard quarter indicates that there is a vessel approaching from the starboard side. The appropriate action would be to hold your course and speed, as this indicates to the other vessel that you are maintaining your current path and speed, allowing them to safely pass on your starboard side. Altering course to port or starboard or stopping the engine could potentially create confusion and increase the risk of a collision.

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  • 9. 

    The word "seaplane" means it includes:

    • A.

      Commercial aircraft

    • B.

      Any airplane on a flight over a large body of water

    • C.

      Helicopter flying over water

    • D.

      Any air craft designed to maneuver on the water

    Correct Answer
    D. Any air craft designed to maneuver on the water
    Explanation
    The word "seaplane" refers to any aircraft that is specifically designed to operate on water. This means that it can take off from and land on water, and it has the necessary features and capabilities to maneuver effectively in aquatic environments. It does not necessarily include commercial aircraft, airplanes flying over large bodies of water, or helicopters flying over water. The key defining characteristic is the ability to operate on water, making it distinct from other types of aircraft.

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  • 10. 

    A vessel heading SSE is on a course of:

    • A.

      157.5deg.

    • B.

      135.0deg.

    • C.

      180.0deg.

    • D.

      112.5deg.

    Correct Answer
    A. 157.5deg.
    Explanation
    The vessel heading SSE means it is moving in the direction of south-southeast. The angle between the vessel's course and the south direction is 22.5 degrees (180 degrees - 157.5 degrees). Since the vessel is heading SSE, the course angle is in the clockwise direction from the south. Therefore, the correct answer is 157.5 degrees.

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  • 11. 

    The competence and vigilance of the officer of the watch provide the most direct means of:

    • A.

      Adhering with the Master;s order

    • B.

      Avoiding close quarter situation

    • C.

      Avoiding dangerous situations

    • D.

      Posting proper lookout

    Correct Answer
    C. Avoiding dangerous situations
    Explanation
    The competence and vigilance of the officer of the watch are crucial in ensuring the safety of the vessel and its crew. By being competent and vigilant, the officer can identify and assess potential dangers or hazards, allowing them to take appropriate actions to avoid these situations. This includes making informed decisions, following established procedures, and effectively communicating with the crew. By avoiding dangerous situations, the officer of the watch plays a key role in maintaining the overall safety and security of the vessel.

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  • 12. 

    A vessel shall navigate with caution at what speed?

    • A.

      At maneuvering speed

    • B.

      At a speed commensurate with steerage way

    • C.

      At slow speed

    • D.

      At moderate speed

    Correct Answer
    B. At a speed commensurate with steerage way
    Explanation
    A vessel shall navigate with caution at a speed commensurate with steerage way. Steerage way refers to the minimum speed at which a vessel can maintain controlled movement and steer in the desired direction. Navigating at this speed ensures that the vessel has enough control and maneuverability to avoid collisions and react to any unexpected situations. It is important for vessels to adjust their speed according to the conditions and maintain a speed that allows them to navigate safely.

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  • 13. 

    A vessel transferring cargo while underway is classified by the Rules as a vessel:

    • A.

      Constrained by her draft

    • B.

      Restricted in her ability to maneuver

    • C.

      Not under command

    • D.

      In special circumtances

    Correct Answer
    B. Restricted in her ability to maneuver
    Explanation
    A vessel transferring cargo while underway is classified as "restricted in her ability to maneuver" because the act of transferring cargo can limit the vessel's ability to change course or speed quickly. This classification is important for other vessels to be aware of, as they need to give the restricted vessel enough space and take appropriate actions to avoid any potential collisions or accidents.

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  • 14. 

    The Night Orders Book includes the following except?

    • A.

      Maintain ship's speed at all times

    • B.

      Minimum CPA

    • C.

      Fix intervals

    • D.

      Ship's navigation policy

    Correct Answer
    A. Maintain ship's speed at all times
    Explanation
    The Night Orders Book is a document that contains specific instructions and guidelines for the crew to follow during nighttime operations on a ship. It covers various aspects of navigation and safety. The options given are all components that would typically be included in the Night Orders Book, except for "maintain ship's speed at all times." While maintaining an appropriate speed is important, it may not be explicitly mentioned in the Night Orders Book as it is usually covered by general navigation policies and regulations.

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  • 15. 

    A look-out is best posted in which location?

    • A.

      In the bridge wings

    • B.

      Inside the bridge

    • C.

      Forward as low as possible

    • D.

      High on the mast

    Correct Answer
    C. Forward as low as possible
    Explanation
    A look-out is best posted forward as low as possible because this position provides the widest field of vision and allows for early detection of any potential hazards or obstacles. Being positioned low also helps to minimize the effects of wind and other weather conditions, ensuring better visibility and reducing the risk of being obstructed by structures or equipment on the ship. Additionally, being forward allows for better communication with the bridge and other crew members, enabling quick response to any situations that may arise.

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  • 16. 

    When pushing ahead in fog, a vessel towing shall sound:

    • A.

      One prolonged blast

    • B.

      One prolonged and two short blasts

    • C.

      Two prolonged blasts

    • D.

      One short blast

    Correct Answer
    B. One prolonged and two short blasts
    Explanation
    When pushing ahead in fog, a vessel towing shall sound one prolonged and two short blasts. This signal is used to indicate that the vessel is pushing ahead and is also towing another vessel or object. The prolonged blast is meant to alert other vessels of the towing vessel's presence, while the two short blasts indicate that the towing vessel is actively engaged in pushing ahead. This combination of signals helps to communicate the towing vessel's intentions and allows other vessels to take appropriate action to avoid a collision.

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  • 17. 

    Pre-departure Check List includes the following, EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Navigational Equipment

    • B.

      Weather Report

    • C.

      Passage Plan

    • D.

      Bridge standing Order

    Correct Answer
    D. Bridge standing Order
    Explanation
    The Pre-departure Check List includes Navigational Equipment, Weather Report, and Passage Plan. However, it does not include Bridge standing Order. Bridge standing Order is a set of instructions that are specific to the bridge team and are usually posted in the bridge for reference. While it is important for the safe navigation of the vessel, it is not typically included in the pre-departure checklist.

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  • 18. 

    What would an OIC-NW should do prior to relieving an officer incharge of navigational watch?

    • A.

      Report to the bridge just on time

    • B.

      Report to the bridge in order to adjust his eyesight for at least 10 mins prior to taking the watch

    • C.

      Report to the bridge in order to familiarize himself with the instruments and equipement

    • D.

      Read and sign the order book and check vessel's position

    Correct Answer
    B. Report to the bridge in order to adjust his eyesight for at least 10 mins prior to taking the watch
    Explanation
    The OIC-NW should report to the bridge in order to adjust his eyesight for at least 10 minutes prior to taking the watch. This is important because the OIC-NW needs to ensure that their vision is clear and focused before taking on the responsibility of navigating the vessel. Adjusting their eyesight allows them to have optimal visual acuity and reduces the risk of any errors or accidents while on watch.

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  • 19. 

    What rule indicates the actions of a give-way vessel?

    • A.

      Rule 14

    • B.

      Rule 16

    • C.

      Rule 15

    • D.

      Rule 13

    Correct Answer
    B. Rule 16
    Explanation
    Rule 16 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) specifies the actions that a give-way vessel must take when encountering a stand-on vessel. This rule states that the give-way vessel should take early and substantial action to keep well clear of the stand-on vessel. It provides guidelines for the give-way vessel to alter its course and speed to avoid a potential collision.

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  • 20. 

    As prescribed in the Rules, Annex I of the Navigation Rules pertains to which of the following?

    • A.

      Technical Details of Sound Signal Appliances

    • B.

      Positioning and Technical Details of Lights and Shapes

    • C.

      Additional Signals for Fishing Vessel Fishing in Close Proximity

    • D.

      Distress Signals

    Correct Answer
    B. Positioning and Technical Details of Lights and Shapes
    Explanation
    Annex I of the Navigation Rules pertains to the positioning and technical details of lights and shapes. This annex provides specific guidelines on how vessels should display lights and shapes to indicate their position, size, and maneuverability. It helps to ensure that vessels can easily identify and interpret the lights and shapes displayed by other vessels, thereby promoting safe navigation and preventing collisions at sea.

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  • 21. 

    A vessel may use any sound or light signals to attract the attention of another vessel as long as ___________.

    • A.

      Red and green lights are not used

    • B.

      It is one of those listed under Annex IV of the Collision Regulations

    • C.

      The signal cannot be mistaken for a signal authorized by the Rules

    • D.

      The vessel signals such intentions over the radiotelephone

    Correct Answer
    C. The signal cannot be mistaken for a signal authorized by the Rules
    Explanation
    A vessel may use any sound or light signals to attract the attention of another vessel as long as the signal cannot be mistaken for a signal authorized by the Rules. This ensures that there is no confusion or misinterpretation of signals, which could potentially lead to accidents or misunderstandings between vessels. It is important for vessels to use signals that are distinct and not easily confused with the signals specified in the Collision Regulations to maintain clear communication and avoid any potential dangers at sea.

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  • 22. 

    Which signal, other than a distress signal, can be used by a vessel to attract attention?

    • A.

      Searchlight beam

    • B.

      Burning barrel

    • C.

      Calling "Mayday" on the radiotelephone

    • D.

      Continuous sounding of a fog signal apparatus

    Correct Answer
    A. Searchlight beam
    Explanation
    A searchlight beam can be used by a vessel to attract attention. This powerful beam of light can be directed towards other vessels or towards the shore, making it highly visible and catching the attention of nearby individuals. It is a common practice to use searchlight beams to signal for help or to alert others of a vessel's presence or distress.

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  • 23. 

    Which light(s) is(are) AMONG those shown by a 200-meter vessel at anchor?

    • A.

      In the forepart of the vessel, a 225○ white light

    • B.

      In the after part of the vessel, a 135○ white light

    • C.

      All-round red or green light

    • D.

      Any available working lights to illuminate the decks

    Correct Answer
    D. Any available working lights to illuminate the decks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Any available working lights to illuminate the decks." This is because a 200-meter vessel at anchor is required to display anchor lights, which are any available working lights that can illuminate the decks. The other options mentioned, such as the 225○ white light, 135○ white light, and all-round red or green light, are not specifically mentioned as lights shown by a vessel at anchor.

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  • 24. 

    Which vessel would NOT sound a fog signal of one prolonged and two short blasts?

    • A.

      A vessel constrained by her draft

    • B.

      A vessel not under command

    • C.

      A vessel sailing

    • D.

      A vessel being towed

    Correct Answer
    D. A vessel being towed
    Explanation
    A vessel being towed would not sound a fog signal of one prolonged and two short blasts. This is because the responsibility of sounding the fog signal lies with the towing vessel, not the vessel being towed. The vessel being towed is considered to be under the control and responsibility of the towing vessel, so it does not need to sound its own fog signal.

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  • 25. 

    Which signal may be sounded ONLY by vessels in restricted visibility?

    • A.

      At least five short and rapid blasts

    • B.

      One prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short blast, in that order

    • C.

      Four short blasts

    • D.

      Two short blasts

    Correct Answer
    C. Four short blasts
    Explanation
    Four short blasts may be sounded ONLY by vessels in restricted visibility. This signal is used to indicate that a vessel is unsure about the intentions of another vessel and is used as a warning signal to alert nearby vessels of the potential danger. It is important for vessels to use this signal in restricted visibility situations to help prevent collisions and ensure the safety of all vessels involved.

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  • 26. 

    You are underway on the high seas in restricted visibility. You hear a fog signal of one prolonged and two short blasts. It could be any of the following EXCEPT a vessel _____________.

    • A.

      Constrained by her draft

    • B.

      Minesweeping

    • C.

      Being towed

    • D.

      Engaged in fishing

    Correct Answer
    C. Being towed
    Explanation
    A vessel that is being towed would not emit a fog signal of one prolonged and two short blasts. Fog signals are typically used to indicate the presence of a vessel and its intentions. Being towed does not require such a signal as the vessel being towed is not maneuvering independently.

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  • 27. 

    Your vessel is backing out of a slip in a harbor. Visibility is restricted. You should sound ________.

    • A.

      One prolonged blast only

    • B.

      One prolonged blast followed by three short blasts when leaving the slip

    • C.

      One long blast only

    • D.

      The danger signal

    Correct Answer
    A. One prolonged blast only
    Explanation
    When a vessel is backing out of a slip in a harbor with restricted visibility, it should sound one prolonged blast only. This is the appropriate sound signal to indicate that the vessel is in reverse and is maneuvering to leave its current position. By sounding one prolonged blast, the vessel alerts other nearby vessels of its intentions and allows them to take necessary precautions to avoid a collision.

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  • 28. 

    You are in sight of a power-driven vessel that sounds two short blasts of the whistle. This signal means that __________.

    • A.

      You should sound the danger signal.

    • B.

      The vessel intends to leave you on her starboard side.

    • C.

      The vessel is altering course to port.

    • D.

      You should alter course to port.

    Correct Answer
    C. The vessel is altering course to port.
    Explanation
    When a power-driven vessel sounds two short blasts of the whistle, it indicates that the vessel is altering its course to port. This signal is used to communicate to other vessels that it intends to turn left and expects other vessels to give way accordingly.

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  • 29. 

    The light which may be used with a vessel's whistle must be _____________.

    • A.

      A white light

    • B.

      Used only at night

    • C.

      Used when the whistle is broken

    • D.

      Used prior to sounding the whistle

    Correct Answer
    A. A white light
    Explanation
    A white light is the correct answer because it is required to be used with a vessel's whistle according to maritime regulations. This light helps to make the whistle's sound more noticeable and alert other vessels of the presence and position of the vessel. It is not limited to being used only at night, nor is it dependent on the whistle being broken or used prior to sounding the whistle.

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  • 30. 

    A light used to signal passing intentions must be an ___________.

    • A.

      An all-round white light

    • B.

      A searchlight or beam

    • C.

      Alternating white and yellow light

    • D.

      All-round white or yellow light

    Correct Answer
    A. An all-round white light
    Explanation
    A light used to signal passing intentions must be an all-round white light. This type of light is necessary to ensure visibility from all directions, indicating to other vehicles or pedestrians that there is an intention to pass. The use of a white light is important as it is easily distinguishable and can be seen clearly in different lighting conditions. The all-round aspect ensures that the light is visible from any angle, further enhancing safety on the road.

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  • 31. 

    Which signal is sounded ONLY by a vessel in sight of another?

    • A.

      One prolonged blast on the whistle

    • B.

      One short blast on the whistle

    • C.

      One short, one prolonged, and one short blast on the whistle

    • D.

      Four short blasts on the whistle

    Correct Answer
    B. One short blast on the whistle
    Explanation
    One short blast on the whistle is sounded ONLY by a vessel in sight of another as per the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS). This signal is used to indicate the vessel's intention to overtake another vessel on its starboard side. It is a way of communicating and ensuring safe navigation between vessels that are in close proximity to each other.

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  • 32. 

    Which whistle signal may be sounded by one of two vessels in sight of each other?

    • A.

      One short, one prolonged, and one short blast

    • B.

      One prolonged blast

    • C.

      Four short blasts

    • D.

      One short blast

    Correct Answer
    D. One short blast
    Explanation
    When two vessels are in sight of each other, they can use whistle signals to communicate their intentions and maneuvers. One short blast is a signal that indicates the vessel's intention to turn to starboard (right) side. This signal is commonly used to alert the other vessel that it intends to pass on the starboard side. By sounding one short blast, the vessel is indicating its intention to take the appropriate action to avoid a collision.

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  • 33. 

    Which signal is sounded ONLY by a vessel in sight of another and NOT in or near an area of restricted visibility?

    • A.

      Four short blasts

    • B.

      One short blast

    • C.

      One short, one prolonged, and one short blast

    • D.

      One prolonged blast

    Correct Answer
    B. One short blast
    Explanation
    One short blast is sounded ONLY by a vessel in sight of another and NOT in or near an area of restricted visibility. This signal is used to indicate the intention of the vessel to overtake another vessel on its starboard side. It is a way of communicating the vessel's intention and ensuring safe navigation when there is clear visibility.

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  • 34. 

    Which signal is required to be sounded by a power-driven vessel ONLY?

    • A.

      A signal meaning that the vessel sounding it is in doubt as to other vessel's actions.

    • B.

      A signal meaning, "I am altering my course to starboard."

    • C.

      A signal sounded when approaching a bend.

    • D.

      A signal meaning, "I intend to overtake you on your starboard side.0"

    Correct Answer
    B. A signal meaning, "I am altering my course to starboard."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a signal meaning, "I am altering my course to starboard." This signal is required to be sounded by a power-driven vessel only when it is altering its course to starboard. It is a way for the vessel to communicate its intended maneuver to other vessels in the vicinity, ensuring safe navigation and avoiding collisions.

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  • 35. 

    Vessel "X" is overtaking vessel "Y" on open waters and will pass without changing course. Vessel "X" ___________.

    • A.

      Should sound two short blasts

    • B.

      Should sound the danger signal

    • C.

      Should sound one long blast

    • D.

      Will not sound any whistle signals

    Correct Answer
    D. Will not sound any whistle signals
    Explanation
    When a vessel is overtaking another vessel on open waters and will pass without changing course, it is not required to sound any whistle signals. Whistle signals are typically used to communicate the intentions and movements of vessels to avoid collisions. In this situation, since vessel "X" is passing without changing course, there is no need for any whistle signals as there is no risk of collision.

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  • 36. 

    When two vessels are in sight of one another and NOT in or near an area of restricted visibility, any of the following signals may be given EXCEPT ___________.

    • A.

      Two short whistle blasts

    • B.

      A light signal of at least five short and rapid flashes

    • C.

      One prolonged, one short, one prolonged, and one short whistle blasts

    • D.

      Four short whistle blasts

    Correct Answer
    D. Four short whistle blasts
    Explanation
    When two vessels are in sight of one another and NOT in or near an area of restricted visibility, any of the following signals may be given EXCEPT four short whistle blasts.

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  • 37. 

    What whistle signal, if any, would be sounded when two vessels are meeting, but will pass clear starboard to starboard?

    • A.

      No signal is required.

    • B.

      Five or more short blasts

    • C.

      One short blst

    • D.

      Two short blasts

    Correct Answer
    A. No signal is required.
    Explanation
    When two vessels are meeting and will pass clear starboard to starboard, no whistle signal is required. This means that both vessels have a clear and safe passage, and there is no need for any audible signal to be sounded. The absence of a whistle signal indicates that the vessels have established visual contact and have agreed on a safe passing arrangement.

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  • 38. 

    You are in sight of another vessel in a crossing situation, and the other vessel sounds one short blast. You are going to hold course and speed. You should ___________.

    • A.

      Sound no whistle signal

    • B.

      Answer with one short blast

    • C.

      Sound the danger signal

    • D.

      Answer with two short blasts

    Correct Answer
    A. Sound no whistle signal
    Explanation
    When the other vessel sounds one short blast, it indicates that they are altering their course to starboard (right). In this situation, since you are going to hold your course and speed, there is no need for you to sound any whistle signal. Therefore, the correct action is to sound no whistle signal.

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  • 39. 

    Two power-driven vessels are crossing within one half mile of each other, with Vessel "P" as the stand-on vessel, and Vessel "Q" as the give-way vessel. Vessel "P" sound two short blast on the whistle. What signal should vessel "Q" sound?

    • A.

      One short blast

    • B.

      Five short and rapid blasts

    • C.

      Two short blasts

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Five short and rapid blasts
    Explanation
    When Vessel "P" sounds two short blasts on the whistle, it indicates that it is the stand-on vessel and expects Vessel "Q" to give way. In response, Vessel "Q" should sound five short and rapid blasts on the whistle to indicate that it acknowledges the signal and will take the necessary action to give way to Vessel "P". This is a standard signal used in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) to communicate between vessels and ensure safe navigation.

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  • 40. 

    Vessel "A", a power driven vessel underway, sight vessel "B" which is a vessel underway and fishing. Which statement is TRUE?

    • A.

      Vessel "B" must keep out of the way of vessel "A" because "A" is to starboard.

    • B.

      Vessel "A" must keep out of the way of vessel "B" because "B" is fishing.

    • C.

      Both vessels are required by the Rules to keep clear of each other.

    • D.

      Vessel "A" must keep out of the way of vessel "B" because "B" is to port.

    Correct Answer
    B. Vessel "A" must keep out of the way of vessel "B" because "B" is fishing.
    Explanation
    According to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), when a power-driven vessel encounters a fishing vessel, the power-driven vessel must keep out of the way of the fishing vessel. This is because the fishing vessel is engaged in fishing activities and has restricted maneuverability. Therefore, in this scenario, Vessel "A" must keep out of the way of Vessel "B" because "B" is fishing.

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