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Old 16 December 2001, 10:27   #1
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Radio Conversation

Clive Tully reminded me of radio conversation we had with a British War Ship 150 miles offshore deep in the North Sea while we were blasting around the British Isles last year.

War Ship: "fast yellow boat, identify yourself".
"Spirit of Cardiff" we replied

War Ship: "What is your port of registration?"
"Cardiff" we replied

War Ship: "What is your final destination?"
"Cardiff" we replied

War Ship: "What was your last port of call?"
"Cardiff" we replied

War Ship: "what is your next port of call?"
"Cardiff" we replied

War Ship: "Not a lot of point carrying on with this conversation, have a safe trip"

By this time the inside of Spirit was bursting with laughter.

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Old 17 December 2001, 02:51   #2
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Probably heard this one before!

''Believe it or not...this is the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. The Radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on Oct. 10, 1995.

US Ship: Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

CND reply: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.

CND reply: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!

US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA*, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!

CND reply: This is a lighthouse. Your call. ''
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I love that one! If only it was a true story . . .

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Ever read 'A World of my Own' by Robin K J, about his singlehanded trip around the world. If not I can thourghly recomend it.

The last few lines of the book describe RKJ sailing into Falmouth after completing his circumnavigation.

A Customs boat came out, and put an officer aboard as he past Black Rock.

''Where from?'' The customs officer asked.
''Falmouth'' He replied!
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