Naval high command read the newspaper just like everyone else in Elben. And it had access to intelligence data from Amt. This or that datum flowed through the intelligence apparatus down to the end users like the navy where planners had already set to work laying out what would be done. Opportunities like this didn't come too often. Of course, unlike an exercise with allies where everyone was on the same team, it would be necessary to stay clear enough so that there were no misunderstandings that could lead to a shooting war... Red lines were drawn, large areas of the ocean were deemed no-go zones. But still, the sailors based in the Augustines would have a chance to show what they had learned since they had been dispatched to His Majesty's colony on the far side of the world.