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Old 17-10-2009, 13:14   #166
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That reminds me of the transcript of radio conversation recorded 10/10/95:

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We ar eaccompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
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speakeasy, Yuk, Yuk. An old joke never recorded at anytime and would never happen. An OOD would use the radio and a ships navigator makes up a list of lights that will, or their loom may be seen during the night and it is included with the captains night orders for the night watches, read by CIC, OOD's, JOOD's and given to lookouts. Naval ships never navigate towards lighthouses.

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I know it is not a real quote because they left out "Eh".
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Old 19-10-2009, 08:26   #167
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That reminds me of the transcript of radio conversation recorded 10/10/95:

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
Except for the fact that this has been posted with differing nationalities and ships for some time now, it was pretty good. Apparently someone tried to pass it off as true to you.
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Old 25-10-2009, 15:28   #168
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Maybe not so fictional . . . US Navy ships periodically miss the mile wide gap in the Delmarva bridge to Norfolk and collide with the bridge. Maybe they should have called the bridge on the radio and asked it to move out of the way.
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Old 25-10-2009, 21:03   #169
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What's with knocking the Navy? For the number of miles they put in per incident ratio compared to the yachties on this forum ---- well there is no comparison.
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Old 26-10-2009, 00:21   #170
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Back to witty boat names:

One of my favorites is Hot Ruddered Bums


One of my clients actually named his boat Moose Phuquer but I didn't think it was witty or clever.
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Old 26-10-2009, 00:54   #171
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A collegue of mine many years ago had a boat called "Between the Sheets", and then his second boat was "Between the Sheets II".
Not so much as funny, more unfortunate, a Singapore based company has a small tanker named "Titan Uranus"
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Old 26-10-2009, 06:02   #172
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For those with a commercial jet aviation background - I met a Hunter 40 down in the Dry Tortugas that was named "V1 Rotate". Quite obvious what his occupation was . . .
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Old 26-10-2009, 06:42   #173
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I was reminded on another list, that whatever you call your boat, just think about using it when or if you need to make a Mayday call.

Can anyone think of names that may lead to confusion?
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On the serious subject of distress calls - if the call is made properly the phrase "Mayday" is sufficiently separated from the boat name to not be a problem. The biggest problem is multi-word names or names which require use of a foreign phoneme (unusual sound not common to most languages). I have heard multi-word names and difficult to pronounce named boats use initials or a simple version of their difficult names when talking to officials. I have also heard officials come back to a long name boat with a single distinct part of the name and ignore the rest of the name.
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Old 26-10-2009, 08:31   #175
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The discussion on another list that I mentioned was occasioned by the name WHERETHEHELL-RWE". Fortunately, the boat in question is a canal narrow-boat so I can't really see a distress call from her
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- - Real Life - there was a boat about 4 years ago that got lost or in trouble trying to get to Luperon harbor. The radio calls offering help were frustrating until somebody realized that the boat name was "I Don't Know" and not a reply to a question about his location.
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- - Real Life - there was a boat about 4 years ago that got lost or in trouble trying to get to Luperon harbor. The radio calls offering help were frustrating until somebody realized that the boat name was "I Don't Know" and not a reply to a question about his location.

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For those with a commercial jet aviation background - I met a Hunter 40 down in the Dry Tortugas that was named "V1 Rotate". Quite obvious what his occupation was . . .
My last three boats were "Cleared Direct" "Wake Turbulence" and "Cruise Clearance". My wife and I decided that may be enough aviation jargon for awhile and went a different direction with our current boat.
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I saw a motorboat

that was called:
M/Y Knot for Sail
and another called:
M/Y Knot @ Work
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that was called:
M/Y Knot for Sail
and another called:
M/Y Knot @ Work
In the slip next to me is a motorboat named:

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