Originally Posted by LB3LL
Currently at Lant Area, previously on LEGARE also in Portsmouth. Had my Jeep for about 2 years now.
I had a funny run in with you guys down in the Gulf a couple years ago. It was late at night maybe early morning and you guys didn't have the same AIS codes as we did so I guess you couldn't see us. Our CPA was like 0.1 which is cool for us black hull sailors but I know there was some butt pucker on your bridge watch. Anyways your bridge watch obviously didn't know we were a CG vessel because you were darkened ship and turned course right at us as if the intent was to maybe start a boarding. I turned off our coded AIS and immediately all your nav lights came on and you guys called us demanding we alter course. I informed the little girl on the other end we were the stand on vessel and for you to change course.
I guess you have to be there but we all had a good laugh on the bridge.
He's an angel dressed in oilskins; he's a saint in the "Sou'wester,"
He's a pluck as they come, or ever can;
He's a hero born and bred, but it hasn't swelled his head,
For he's just the U.S. Government's hired man.