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    All at Sea - it can happen to anyone ...

    This is the transcript of a radio conversation between the British and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 98. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-01:

    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 BRITANNIA! 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.





    (read down for the outcome)










    IRISH: We are a lighthouse. Your call.

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    Ive Heard This Before But It Was A British Lighthouse And An American Ship

    raptorcigs;1761383

    Ive Heard This Before But It Was A British Lighthouse And An American Ship



    Thats the one i heard, made me laugh the 1st time i heard it
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