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This is a transcript of an ACTUAL radio communication between a U.S. NAVY ship and Canadian authorities off the cost of Newfoundland, October 1995. Radio log released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10/10/95:

CANADIANS:Please divert your course 15 degrees South to avoid collision.

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

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

AMERICANS:This is the captain of a U.S. Navy ship. I say again, divert.

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. I SAY AGAIN, 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.