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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.



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