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- From: "John O'Brien" <jobrien(--nospam--at)axionet.com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:51:49 -0800
AS IF THIS DOESN'T SAY IT ALL......
This is a transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation of a US Naval ship
with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995.
Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10/10/95
AMERICANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.
CANADIANS: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the south to avoid collision.
AMERICANS: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship, I say again, divert YOUR course.
CANADIANS: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
AMERICANS: 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. THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL
BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
CANADIANS: This is a lighthouse. Your call......
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