Believe it or not...this is the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. The Radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on Oct. 10, 1995. US Ship:
Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.CND reply:
Recommend you divert your
course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.US Ship:
This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your
No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!US Ship:
THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA*, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!CND reply:
This is a lighthouse. Your call.