is the 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.
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 a 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 again, divert YOUR course.
No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.
This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the
United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with three Destroyers,
three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change
your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north,
or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
This is a lighthouse. Your call.