IJMC - Freedom of Information Act
I can only imagine how this one leaked out, but it shows a sorry state
for my country's navy...I wonder what the qualifications to captain one
of our aircraft carriers is anyhow? 20 box tops from Fruit Loops? -dave
Actual radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations,
#1: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a
#2: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to South to avoid a
#1: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR
#2: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
#1: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER ENTERPRISE, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF
THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!
#2: This is a lighthouse. Your call.