... this is an actual transcript (apparently! I'm not so sure) of a radio conversation between an American ship (which could be the Nimitz or the Lincoln, depending on which website you believe most!) and Canadian Authorities:
CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
US SHIP: Recommened you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.
CANADIAN REPLY: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
US SHIP: This is the Captain of the US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.
CANADIAN REPLY: No, I say again, divert your course!
US SHIP: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS NIMITZ (or Lincoln). WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. WE ARE THE SECOND LARGEST WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. WE DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH NOW OR WE WILL BE FORCED TO TAKE COUNTER-MEASURES TO ENSURE OUR SAFETY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW.
CANADIAN REPLY: This is a lighthouse. Your call.