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Divert Your Course!

This is the actual 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.

CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a

AMERICANS: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the 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 US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR

CANADIANS: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.

AMERICANS: This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship
in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with 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

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Dude, it's a joke. And an old one, at that. See, the canadians are in a light house, and can't divert their course, because... Well, they're in a lighthouse. :lol:

Well, at least that's the way the joke went when I heard it. The canadian finally responds with 'I am in a light house, please divert your course.' :p
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