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USS LincolnMarkus Wennrich
- Fri Mar 13 11:31:38 1998
"This ist the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship
with the Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October,
Radio conversation released by the Chief of Nacal Operations 10-10-95.
Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a
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
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, 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."
P.S.: lighthouse = der Leuchtturm
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