[Jokes] Don't you just love America?
dez at sucs.swan.ac.uk
Mon Dec 17 17:24:42 GMT 2001
This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation
of a US Naval ship and the Canadians, off the coast
of Newfoundland, Oct 95. The radio conversation was released
by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.
Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.
Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, to avoid collision.
Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to
avoid a collision.
This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say divert YOUR course.
Negative. I say again, You will have to divert your course.
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 THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR
COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN,
THAT'S 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE
THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
We are a lighthouse. Your call.
dez at sucs.org
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