This is the transcript of the ACTUAL 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:
Please divert your course 15 degrees to
the South, to avoid a
'Recommend you divert your course
15 degrees to the North, to avoid a collision.
Negative. You will have to divert your
course 15 degrees to the South to avoid
This isthe Captain of a
I say again, divert YOUR course.
Negative. I say again. You will have to
divert YOUR course.
THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER
MS BRITANNIA! THE SECOND LARGEST
SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE
IARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS,
THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS
SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU
[CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH,
SAY AGAIN, THAT IS 15 DEGREES NORTH,
OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE
UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF
We are a
lighthouse. Your call.