Actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995.

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
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 course.
Canadians: No, I say again, you divert your course.
Americans: This is the aircraft carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the US Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied by three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees to the north. I say again, that’s one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be taken to ensure the safety of this ship.
Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

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