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This is a transcript of an ACTUAL radio communication between a U.S. NAVY ship and Canadian authorities off the cost of Newfoundland, October 1995. Radio log released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10/10/95: 

CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees South to avoid 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 U.S. Navy ship. I say again, divert. 

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 a lighthouse . . . Your call.
Vision2Fly Vision2Fly 26-30, M Feb 18, 2013

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