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Navigation Rules - Complete

- ALL RULES AND ANNEX created 27 November 2011 Problems to check WTF questions WTF1-INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are on a power-driven vessel "I" as shown. Vessel "II" is a vessel engaged in fishing within 1/2 a mile of your vessel. Which action should you take? WTF2 - When achored in restricted visibility, what is the required fog signal for a fishing vessel engaged in fishing? WTF3- You are the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. The other vessel is showing an alternating red and yellow light. Which action should you take? - 8024


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On a narrow channel, you hear 2 prolonged blasts and 2 short blasts from a vessel behind you, what does this mean?
    • A. 

      Vessel intends to overtake you on your port side

    • B. 

      Vessel is overtaking you on your port side

    • C. 

      Vessel intends to overtake you on your starboard side

    • D. 

      Vessel is overtaking you on your starboard side

  • 2. 
    If you hear two short blasts from a vessel you can see, what does that mean? 34(a)  int'l
    • A. 

      Vessel is altering course to port

    • B. 

      Vessel intends to leave you on its port side

    • C. 

      Vessel intends to leave you on starboard side

    • D. 

      Vessel is altering course to starboard

  • 3. 
    At night you are nearing a bend in a channel, what are you required to do?
    • A. 

      Sound one prolonged blast

    • B. 

      Flash a spotlight towards the nearing bend

    • C. 

      Shoot a red rocket flare over the bend to let others know you are approaching

    • D. 

      Sound one prolonged plast followed by three short blasts

  • 4. 
    On International waters, when you want to notify another vessel that you are turning to starboard, what must you sound?
    • A. 

      One short blast

    • B. 

      Two short blasts

    • C. 

      Two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts

    • D. 

      Two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast

  • 5. 
    International sound for agreement when overtaking vessel A is passing overtaken vessel B on its port side, within a narrow channel?
    • A. 

      One prolonged, one short, one prolonged, one short - • – •

    • B. 

      Two prolonged followed by one short – – •

    • C. 

      Two short blasts • •

    • D. 

      Same sound as overtaking vessel

  • 6. 
    INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are on a power-driven vessel "I" as shown. Vessel "II" is a vessel engaged in fishing within 1/2 a mile of your vessel. Which action should you take?
    • A. 

      Change course or speed to avoid vessel II

    • B. 

      Sound two short blasts, await response

  • 7. 
    INTERNATIONAL ONLY A partially submerged object towed by a vessel must show during the day one __________
    • A. 

      Diamond shape when tow is 200 meters or less

    • B. 

      Diamond shape when tow is over 200 meters

    • C. 

      Black ball

    • D. 

      Conical shape

  • 8. 
    You're approaching a bend and you hear a prolonged blast, what do you do
    • A. 

      Sound one prolonged blast

    • B. 

      Sound the danger signal

    • C. 

      Ring your bell in rapid succession for 5 seconds

  • 9. 
    A barge more than 50 meters long is required to show how many white anchor lights when anchored in a "special anchorage area" approved by the Secretary of Transhportation
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      One

    • D. 

      Four

  • 10. 
    In a power drivel vessel, if you run aground in fog, what sound should you use to signal this?
    • A. 

      3 strokes, rapid ringing for 5 seconds, 3 strokes, every 1 minute

    • B. 

      Rapid ringing for 5 seconds every minute

    • C. 

      3 strokes, rapid ringing for 5 seconds, 3 strokes, every 2 minutes

    • D. 

      One prolonged blast followed by three short blasts

  • 11. 
    FOG SIGNAL for power driven vessel, not making way
    • A. 

      Two prolonged blasts, every 2 minutes

    • B. 

      Two prolonged blasts, every 1 minute

    • C. 

      One prolonged blast, every 1 minutes

    • D. 

      One prolonged blast, followed by three short blasts

  • 12. 
    When anchored in restricted visibility, what is the required fog signal for a fishing vessel engaged in fishing.
    • A. 

      One prolonged followed by two short every 1 minute

    • B. 

      Bell ringing rapidly for 5 seconds every 2 minutes

    • C. 

      3 distinct rings of bell, bell ringing rapidly for 5 seconds, 3 distinct bell rings

    • D. 

      One prolonged followed by three short

  • 13. 
    BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning two sailing vessels?
    • A. 

      A sailing vessel with the wind forward of the beam on her port side shall keep out of the way of the sailing vessel with the wind forward of her beam

    • B. 

      When both vessels have the wind on the same side, the leeward vessel shall keep out of the way

  • 14. 
    BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel fishing at night, with gear extending more than 150 meters horizontally outwards, will show in the direction of the gear __________.
    • A. 

      One white light

    • B. 

      Two vertical white lights

    • C. 

      One yellow light

    • D. 

      Two vertical yellow lights

  • 15. 
    A vessel rigidly connected to another in a composite unit, pushing ahead, will show            
    • A. 

      Lights of one power driven vessel

    • B. 

      Two yellow towing lights and one after masthead light

    • C. 

      Two masthead lights and yellow light over the stern light

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Yellow light, flashes 50-75 times per minute

    • B. 

      White flashes 120 times per minute

    • C. 

      White or yellow light flashes 120 times per minute

  • 17. 
    INLAND what fog signal is a vessel 15 meters in length required to sound within a Special Anchorage Area (rule 35j)
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One short blast, one prolonged blast, one prolonged blast

    • C. 

      Rapid ringing of bell for 5 seconds, every 1 minute

    • D. 

      One prolonged blast followed by two short blasts every 2 minutes

  • 18. 
    INT'L & INLAND The rules require that a stand-on vessel SHALL take action to avoid collision when she determines that:
    • A. 

      Collision cannot be avoided by the give-way vessel's maneuver alone

    • B. 

      The other vessel is not taking appropriate action

    • C. 

      Risk of collision exists

    • D. 

      The other vessel will cross ahead of her

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      High seas and all waters connected and navigable by seagoing vessels

    • B. 

      All waters 12 miles offshore

    • C. 

      All waters which are not inland, as designated by COLREGS

  • 20. 
    INLAND rules apply to :
    • A. 

      Waters of the United States, and Canadian waters of the Great Lakes to the extent there is no conflict with Canadian law

    • B. 

      Those listed in COLREGS Demarcation Lines

  • 21. 
    You are the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation.  The other vessel is showing an alternating red and yellow light.  Which action should you take? -8024 WTF3
    • A. 

      Stand on

    • B. 

      Heave to

    • C. 

      Alter course to assist

    • D. 

      Yield the right of way

  • 22. 
    Which vessel must exhibit forward and after masthead lights when underway? 4517
    • A. 

      200 meter sailing vessel

    • B. 

      50 meter power driven vessel

    • C. 

      100 meter vessel engaged in fishing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    INLAND ONLY, the term "INLAND WATERS" includes 
    • A. 

      The western rivers, extending to the COLREGS demarcation line

    • B. 

      Harbors and rivers to the outermost aids to navigation

    • C. 

      Waters along the coast of the US to a distance of two miles offshore

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Submarine light
    • A. 

      OPTIONAL amber yellow beacon, sequence- one flash per second for three seconds, followed by a 3 second off-period

    • B. 

      REQUIRED amber yellow beacon, sequence- one flash per second for three seconds, followed by a 3 second off-period

  • 25. 
    Vessels under _______ may not impede the passage of other vessels in a narrow fairway
    • A. 

      20 meters

    • B. 

      10 meters

    • C. 

      30 meters

    • D. 

      50 meters

  • 26. 
    WTF QUESTION Which factor is listed in the rules as one which must be taken into account when determining safe speed?
    • A. 

      Construction of the vessel

    • B. 

      Maneuverability of the vessel

    • C. 

      The experience of personnel

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Two barges are being pushed ahead by a tugboat.  Which statement is TRUE concerning lights on the barges?
    • A. 

      The barges should be lighted as one vessel

    • B. 

      Each vessel should show sidelights

    • C. 

      The barges should be lighted as separate units

    • D. 

      Each vessel should show at least one white light

  • 28. 
    INTERNATIONAL, you are on vessel A as shown in DIAGRAM 32.  Vessel B sounds two short blasts.  You should
    • A. 

      Not answer the whistle signal from vessel B

    • B. 

      Sound two prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts

    • C. 

      Sound two short blasts and maintain course and speed

    • D. 

      Sound one prolonged, on short, one prolonged, and one short blasts

  • 29. 
    If additional lights are on vessel, this is only acceptable if
    • A. 

      They cannot be mistaken for any other lights for any other lights prescribed by rules.

    • B. 

      They do not interfere with visibility of other prescribed lights on vessel

    • C. 

      They do not limit the view of lookout

    • D. 

      All of the above