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BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning lights and shapes for towing vessels?
A) When towing astern, a vessel will carry her identification lights at the masthead in addition to her regular masthead light.
B) If a tow exceeds 200 meters in length, the towing vessel will display a black ball during daylight.
C) If the towing vessel is over 50 meters in length, she must carry forward and after masthead lights.
D) When towing astern, the towing vessel may show either a stern light or a towing light, but not both.
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Shakaree - 2018-12-30 15:15:29
Member (25)
Answers B and D are clearly incorrect. Answer A is incorrect because Rule 24 states that when a power vessel is engaged in towing, she shall exhibit "instead of the light prescribed in Rule 23 (a)(i) or (a)(2)...". Answer A says "in addition to..." - this is incorrect.
JayhawkNavy02 - 2018-09-14 14:33:35
Member (72)
This question is incorrect, inland and international are required to show a towing light and stern light in accordance with Rule 24(a)(iii)(iv).

The "most" correct answer is C
semicolonsutra - 2016-10-21 11:48:49
Member (17)
A towing vessel does not have ID lights.
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