True Communication

Submitted by Inchcock

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

This is the transcript of an 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.

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you 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 Missouri, we are the largest warship in the US Navy - Divert your course now!

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.


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