John McCullagh May 31, 2005
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This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a British Naval ship and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 95.

Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95:

IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.

BRITISH:  Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

IRISH:  Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid  a  collision.

BRITISH: This is the Captain of a British navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

IRISH:   Negative. I say again,   You will have to divert your course.

BRITISH: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS BRITIANNIA. THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH 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 IS 15 DEGREES NORTH,
OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

 

IRISH:         We are a lighthouse. Your call!

 

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