Monday, June 12, 2006

Marine Myth?

You've probably seen this. It's probably a nurban miff. I don't care: it just creases me!

ACTUAL transcript of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. This radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on 10-10-95.

Americans: "Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision."

Canadians: "Recommend you 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 course."

Canadians: "No, I say again, you divert YOUR course."

Americans: "THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS ABRAHAM 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 COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP."

Canadians: "This is a lighthouse. Your call."

5 comments:

archer14 said...

Had this been an urban myth, it would've been the other way around. Aren't Canadians idiots by default?

Duffy said...

Yes but Canada has no armed forces aside from rioting hockey fans.

Deepak Morris said...

Yes, I'se seen it.

Blogged it too, 'cept I posted a link to a jpeg version ovit.

I say, let 'em Amey-ri-cuns an' Canay-dyuns fight it out. The rest ov the world is land-locked.

thee-puck

nzm said...

Didn't know Canada had a navy

lol

MamaDuck said...

Wicked!