> ACTUAL radio conversation between the British and the Irish
> off the coast of Kerry, Ireland October 1998.
> Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations
> IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a
> 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.
> DEMAND YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES
> NORTH...............I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS 15 DEGREES
> NORTH OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN
> TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
> IRISH: We are a lighthouse................Your move.