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Test your knowl­edge with th­ese Coast Guard li­cense exam prep ques­tions from the Na­tional Cap­tain’s Institute

1. IN­LAND RULES: If two power-driven ves­sels are meet­ing head-on so as to in­volve risk of col­li­sion, each shall: A. al­ter course to port so as to pass star­board of each other B. al­ter course to star­board so as to pass port to port C. al­ter course as de­ter­mined by sig­nals ex­changed D. sound 5 blasts and stop or re­verse en­gines

2. IN­LAND RULES: Ves­sels over 100 me­ters shall, and any ves­sel at an­chor may: A. dis­play two red lights B. dis­play two black balls C. il­lu­mi­nate decks with work­ing lights D. ex­hibit 1 light where it can best be seen

3. IN­TER­NA­TIONAL RULES: You are un­der­way and hear a con­tin­u­ous fog sig­nal. It means: A. The sig­nal is stuck open. B. A ves­sel is try­ing to at­tract fish. C. A ves­sel is in dis­tress. D. Noth­ing spe­cial is as­so­ci­ated with the sig­nal.

4. In a cross­ing sit­u­a­tion on in­land wa­ters, a short blast by the give-way ves­sel in­di­cates that the ves­sel: A. is hold­ing course and speed B. is turn­ing to star­board C. in­tends to leave the other on her port side D. is back­ing down 5. IN­LAND RULES: An un­der­way power-driven ves­sel shall keep out of the way of: A. a ves­sel en­gaged in fish­ing B. a sail­ing ves­sel C. a ves­sel re­stricted in abil­ity to ma­neu­ver D. all of the above 18 Rule D, 5. 34 Rule C, 4. IV An­nex C 3. 30 Rule C, 2. 14 Rule B, 1. AN­SWERS:

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