Maneuvering with Difficulty: Mike and November

Dialogue

 

Mike to November:  I am maneuvering with difficulty.

 

November to Mike: I can assist you. 

 

Mike to November:  You should go ahead. 

 

November to Mike: May I assist you?

 

Mike to November:  I cannot go ahead. 

 

November to Mike: Can I come alongside?

 

Mike to November:  You should not come any closer.  You should keep away from me.  Am I overheard?

 

November to Mike: No. I will stand by to assist you.  I will keep close to you. 

 

Mike to November:  Keep well clear of me.  You should maintain your present course.

 

November to Mike: I cannot maintain my present course. You are running into danger.  I am in distress. 

 

Mike to November:  I am in distress.  I do not see any light.  I am drifting.

 

November to Mike: What damage have you received?  I will go ahead dead slow.

 

Mike to November:  I have lost sight of you.  I cannot steer without assistance. I shall abandon my vessel unless you will remain by me, ready to assist.  

 

November to Mike: Your signal was received but not understood.  I offered assistance but it was declined. 

 

Mike to November:  I am sinking. I am unable to proceed under my own power. I have lost you on my radar.

 

November to Mike: I cannot give the assistance required.  Can you proceed without assistance?

 

Mike to November:  You should give all possible assistance. 

 

November to Mike: I cannot connect tonight.   I will go slow ahead. 

 

Mike to November:  What is the course to reach you?

 

November to Mike: I am unable to communicate.

 

Mike to November:  Are you confident as to your position?

 

November to Mike: Nothing can be done until the time indicated.

 

Mike to November:  How long will it take you to repair the damage?  Is it likely that you will refloat?

 

November to Mike: I cannot be refloated by any means available now.  The extent of the damage is still unknown. 

 

Mike to November:  Are you in a condition to proceed?  I can assist you.

 

November to Mike: I cannot continue to search.  It is dangerous to remain in my present position.  

 

Mike to November: I am continuing to search.  

 

November to Mike: It is dangerous to stop.

 

Mike to November:  I am stopped in a thick fog.

 

November to Mike: You should keep going ahead.   You should go full speed ahead.

 

Mike to November:  Stop Veering.  Communicate with me.  

 

November to Mike: I wish to communicate with you.  What is the course to reach you?  I require assistance. 

 

Mike to November:  You should come as near as possible.

 

November to Mike: I will try to come alongside.  I will only assist if you will make all efforts to follow.   

 

Mike to November:  Are you confident as to your position?

 

November to Mike: My position is doubtful.  I cannot maintain my present course.

 

Mike to November:  Am I out of the dangerous zone?

 

November to Mike: You are in a dangerous position.   You should navigate with caution.

 

Mike to November:  You are overheard.  I am in shallow water.  Please direct me how to navigate.

 

November to Mike: I will go ahead dead slow.   Let me know my bearings from you.  I will flash my searchlight. 

 

Mike to November:  I am dazzled by your searchlight.  

 

November to Mike: I will keep close to you during the night.   

 

Mike to November:  I cannot save my vessel; keep as close as possible.

 

November to Mike: I am steering towards you.  I am on fire.

 

Mike to November:  I am stopping my engines.  Navigation is possible only with tug assistance.

 

November to Mike: Shall I take you in tow?  I am ready to tow you.

 

Mike to November:  Towing is very difficult.  

 

November to Mike: I can only proceed at a slow speed.   You should anchor to await tug.

 

Mike to November:  I wish to anchor at once.  Will you lead me into safe anchorage?

 

November to Mike: You appear to be dragging your anchor. You should have your anchors ready for letting go.

 

Mike to November:  You should not go ahead anymore.  Do not pass ahead of me.

 

November to Mike: It is dangerous to approach close to my vessel.

You are going to foul my anchor.

 

Mike to November:  I am ready to get underway. Increase your speed.

 

November to Mike: You should remain where you are.

 

Mike to November:  I am exercising freedom of navigation.

 

November to Mike: You should stop, I am going to board you. 

 

Mike to November:  No one is allowed on board. 

 

November to Mike: Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.

 

Mike to November:  You should proceed with great caution. 

 

November to Mike: Shall I maintain my present course? Landing here is highly dangerous.

 

Mike to November:  This is the best place to land.  Can you assist?

 

November to Mike: Your distress signals are understood.  I am proceeding to your assistance.

 

Mike to November:  Assistance is no longer required by me.  You should remain where you are.

 

November to Mike:  I am going ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

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