Your Call: This is a transcript of the actual radio conversation between the British and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 98. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10:10:98
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 course.
BRITISH: This is the aircraft carrier HMS Britiannia the second largest ship in the British Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers,, three 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 the safety of this ship.
IRISH: We are a lighthouse. Your call.