fail to see the light
A full scale naval confrontation is
just avoided off the Kerry coast.
This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation
of a British Naval Ship and the Irish, off the coast of
Kerry, Oct 95. Radio conversation released by the Chief
of Naval Operations 10-03-02:
Irish: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South,
to avoid a collision.
British: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to
the North, to avoid a collision.
Irish: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15
degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
British: This is the captain of a British navy ship. I say
again, divert your course.
Irish: Negative. I say again, You will have to divert your
British: This is the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible. The
second largest ship in the British atlantic fleet. We are
accompanied by three destroyers, two missile cruisers, and
numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your
course, 15 degrees north, I say again, that is 15 degrees
north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure
that safety of this ship.
Irish: We are a lighthouse. Your call.