Actually recorded conversation between the Spaniards and the Americans at a frequency of & quot; Extreme sea & quot; navigation channel 106 in the Strait Finisterra (Galicia). October 16, 1997
Spanish: (interference in the background) ... says A-853, please turn 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision with us. You move directly to us, distance 25 nautical miles.
Americans: (interference in the background) ... we advise you to turn 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision with us.
Spanish: The answer is no. Repeat, turn 15 degrees to the south in
To prevent a collision.
Americans (another voice): Since you said the captain of the United States of America. Turn 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.
Spanish: We do not consider your offer neither possible nor appropriate, we advise you to turn 15 degrees to the south to avoid crashing into us.
Americans (in a raised voice) to talk to you Captain Richard James Howard, the team aircraft carrier USS LINCOLN, NAVY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE SECOND TO GREATNESS warship US Navy. We were accompanied by two cruisers, six destroyers, 4 submarines and support ships NUMEROUS. I will not & quot; ADVISE & quot ;, I & quot; I ORDER & quot; CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 degrees to the north. OTHERWISE we will have to take the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our ships. PLEASE Immediately remove FROM OUR COURSE !!!!
Spanish :: Are you Juan Manuel Salas says Alcantara. We were 2 people. We are escorted by our dog, dinner, 2 bottles of beer and a canary, which is now asleep. We are supported by the radio station & quot; Cadena Dial de La Coruna & quot; and channel 106 & quot; Extreme sea & quot ;. We're not going anywhere collapse, given that we are on the land and is a beacon of A-853 Finisterra Strait Galician coast of Spain. We do not have a clue what place we occupy the largest among Spanish lighthouses. Can take all fucked ... nye measures as you deem necessary and do anything to ensure the safety of your fucked ... On a ship that shatter on the rocks. So once again strongly recommend that you
make the most sensible thing to change your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
Americans: Ok, accepted, thank you.