Light Relief - Conversation Between Two Mariners
Transcript of actual radio conversation of US Naval Forces operating off the Canadian coast of Newfoundland.
American: Please divert your course 15 degrees North to avoid collision.
Canadian: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees South to avoid collision
American: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert your course.
Canadian: Negative, I say again you divert your course.
American: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand you change your course 15 degrees North, that's one five degrees North, or counter-measures will be taken to ensure the safety of the fleet.
Canadian: This is
a lighthouse, your call.