This is the actual radio conversation of a US navy 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: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the south 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 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, thats 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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