This is the transcript of a radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.
— Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a Collision.
— Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
— This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
— No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
— 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 countermeasures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
— This is a lighthouse. Your call.