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Radio Conversation

…many of you have probably heard various versions of this story; still it is a good one, so here it is…

 

This is the actual transcript of a radio conversation between a British Navy ship and the Irish Coastguard, off the coast of Kerry:

Irish: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south, to avoid collision

British: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north, to avoid collision

Irish: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid collision

British. This is the Captain of a British Navy Ship. I say again, diver YOUR course

Irish. Negative. I say again, you will have to divert YOUR course

British. THIS IS THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH FEEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY 3 DESTROYERS, 3 CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT SHIPS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES TO THE NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS FLOTILLA

Irish. THIS IS A LIGHTHOUSE…… YOUR CALL

 

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