Hello? Yes, hello?
Am I through to the coastguard? Over
Yes, look, um…
I’m calling because, er, well…
I’m out observing the meteor shower tonight, I’m on, erm, Church Rock, and… I’ve just received a rather… well, erm, actually it’s extremely alarming, erm, message
It was very faint and, erm, staticy. I think he said that his ship’s name is “Celtic Deep” and that he was sinking. Er – fast
Well, no – er, yes he did! He gave, er, some co-ordinates, yes, he did. Er, he gave, erm, a… 7… a 9… but the, er, the signal was breaking up and, I tried to reply, you know, to tell him, er, that I could hear him, but, er, there was just dead air
Yeah, just now – two or three minutes ago just before I called you the transmission… died
Well hasn’t anyone else reported it? Have you not heard anything about it?
My name? Wha-wha-er, sorry – what’s my name got to do with anything?
Oh, come on! Come on! If a man says “Our ship is going down” isn’t that enough?!
Oh, to Hell with your protocol! There’s a ship out there, in real trouble. It’ll be dark soon… look… I need to know that you’re going to do something, please
Well, I don’t know! You’re the coastguard for fu- *tut*
I think these people are depending on me. I’m the only one who heard them. Please. Do you understand?
Hello? Hello?! Can you hear me?