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INLAND ONLY Vessel "A" is power-driven and overtaking power-driven vessel "B" as shown in illustration D017RR below and will pass without changing course. What signal should vessel "A" sound?
A) one short blast
B) no signal
C) two short blasts
D) one prolonged blast
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 16:19 UTC  Post #1
Total Posts: 3
This question does not specify how far apart the vessels are when overtaking. Unless it's specified that the distance will be less than 0.5 miles, you can't state that sound signals must be made.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 09:47 UTC  Post #2
Total Posts: 18
Joel's right that the statement of the question doesn't mention the distance separating them. You'd have to deduce from the size of the vessel shapes in the diagram that they're relatively close to one another.
Posted: 06 Jul 2017 18:39 UTC  Post #3
Deck & Engine
Total Posts: 7
This is a bogus question.

No mention of a narrow channel or fairway.

This isnt a meeting or crossing situation.
Posted: 16 Nov 2017 15:51 UTC  Post #4
Deck & Engine
Total Posts: 3
No need to mention distance since the question states that vessel "A" is overtaking "B" and it wouldn't be an overtaking situation if they were more than 1/2 a mile from each other.

Narrow channel doesn't apply, this is an inland only question.
Posted: 05 Dec 2018 21:00 UTC  Post #5
Deck & Engine
Total Posts: 9
Bad question
Posted: 22 Sep 2021 15:01 UTC  Post #6
Deck & Engine
Total Posts: 23
Yeah I just assumed it was half a mile, where does it specify in the ROR that "ovetaking" is if CPA is less than 1/2 a mile?
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