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Wally
15th March 2016, 02:35 PM
This is the transcript of 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.


Canadians:
"Please divert your course 15 degrees South to avoid a collision".

Americans:
"Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees North to avoid a collision".

Canadians:
"Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a 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. I SAY AGAIN, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP".

Canadians:
"This is the lighthouse. Your call".

Imageryone
15th March 2016, 06:13 PM
Sounds about right.

Nawty
15th March 2016, 08:15 PM
Sorry...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighthouse_and_naval_vessel_urban_legend

Wally
15th March 2016, 08:51 PM
Sorry...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighthouse_and_naval_vessel_urban_legend

*yes I know, hence the wink on the post title. ;)

Otto
16th March 2016, 09:09 AM
It's an old story but it still makes me chuckle :).

Crazy Dave
16th March 2016, 06:01 PM
If my memory serves me right this is a true story from North America. An off-duty commercial airline pilot was returning home on a flight and popped his head through the cockpit door to greet his colleagues "Hi Jack"

Within no time at all, the SWAT had arrived ready for action.

David

Otto
17th March 2016, 09:56 AM
Ha! Yes, I have thought of that one. I'm also careful how I greet my neighbour whose name is Jean ...