Dismantling of US ship more than 50% complete


MANILA, Philippines—The salvage operations for the grounded USS Guardian at the Tubbataha Reefs is already more than 50 percent finished, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

PCG Palawan District commander Commodore Enrico Efren Evangelista on Friday reported the progress in their cutting and dismantling works on the US minesweeper ship.

“We are right on schedule,” said Evangelista, who expressed optimism that they can still meet the March 23 deadline.

He added they were almost finished removing the engines from the US Navy ship and would soon start working on the hull.

Evangelista said the good weather had made it favorable for them to proceed and make progress in the salvaging operations.

The cut off sections and the debris from the USS Guardian were transferred to the Archon Tide via the crane ship MT Jascon 25. The Archon Tide had been bringing the parts to a second crane ship MT SMIT Borneo, that in turn transfers the materials to a waiting barge S-7000.

The USS Guardian left Subic on Jan. 15 and ran aground at the atoll on Jan. 17 as it was traveling toward Indonesia.

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  • divictes

    Bravo!!! If I may ask, What percentage of the reef have you dismantled? So far?

    • Crazy_horse101010

      just add it to the other 70 percent of reefs destroyed in the philippines and 25 percent damaged. now they are worried with the fish blasting going on in palawan that they will blast a big gas pipeline going though there. after they destroy palawan where are they going next. last week i heard 7 blasts near my house. in a hours time

      • giltor

        horse hockey

        the next blast would be directly under your bunk, bed bugs and all!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        s–t for brains try it you are nothing but a loud mouth coward any way. babies little feelings got hurt and now you cry go home to mommy and get your diaper chaged and come back in 20 years after you grow up pitiful whiner haw haw haw baby. besides im an expert with 60 percent gel and rock master caps what delay do you want me use. come by i will show my blasting licenses and my shooting awards im best with a shotgun but good at all tata

      • giltor

        blah blah blah!

        you’re an



      • Crazy_horse101010

        ps i could care what you think because you dont matter just a loud mouth trying to act big. thinking you can cyber bully me good luck on that. and if you got my number call me instead of hiding junior

      • giltor

        you’re not only pos, but real piece of horse hockey. ewwww!

        look who’s cryin’ now! Call you? …

        you simply do not UNDERSTAND american idiom for someone who claimed to be from Oregon State U.

        SHAME ON YOU! you are besmirching the reputation of all OSU students, faculties and graduates!

        SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! that is if you still have some dignity left.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        you mean the beavers. heard of terry baker. god your such crybaby you never answered my questions nice river going through corvallis what is it called really hurt your feelings didnt i because you are rantibg and not making sense. sorry i was born in oregon heard of pilot rock my first wife was from coburg heard of it whats the mascot of madras how about lakeview wheres bates oregon or adel. i used to like osu when they played the ducks know them need anything else baby . unlike you i dont lie but keep trying and answer my questions. what did you major in at osu loser i hate dealing with children waiting for your call

      • giltor

        hey horse hockey

        waitin’ for my call because “I’ve got your NUMBER!” – you still DO NOT GET IT! – HOW DUMB CAN YOU BE?


        you still DO NOT have scintilla of even inkling of american idioms for someone claiming to be Oregon native.

        I’ll go out of the limb for this:

        You’re not from the USA! You are lying’ pos like your idol from Kenya.
        Now you’re claiming ‘used to like osu’ when before you claimed you went to school there.

        you lying pos like your idol, pbuh.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        you never answer my questions do you because you cant because you know nothing about oregon are anywhere else answer me prove me wrong you cant so you wail and cru you know im right because you dont know the answers you lost so shut up. what is a pos speak englishj. waiting for your call coward whats the capital whats the name of the mountains by baker who is buried at joesph what indian tribe is at pilot rock. how did pilot rock get its name you dont know because you are the dumb one. whats the state tree any more answer my questions instead of babbling whats the state bird.

      • giltor

        hey horse hockey

        You’re as dumb as deiffenbachia!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        who cares i just showed the world how dumb you were so keep it up im enjoying making a fool out of you deiffenbachia haw haw haw you lost oh whats a county want some more trick questions sucker what is the deepest canyon in america what are the 2 types of elk found in oregon and the 3 types of deer. oh look up wildlife biology osu. name the gold rushes in oregon want to talok about montana i lived there too wheres rounup and what was mined there what is the bob what are the breaks in butte what is the pit what type of deer are in montana. who was bozeman and who was crazy horse good luck give you more next time

      • giltor

        hey horse hockey

        I have to correct the statement that “you’re dumb as deiffenbachia”

        The correct statement:



      • Crazy_horse101010

        ps montana power sold out now i get my checks from northwestern energy along with my my pg&e check. any more stupid remarks.

      • giltor

        horse patootie

        anything you touch will eventually goes kaput.

        No wonder it went that way still sending checks to you.

        Haven’t you or them ever heard of direct deposit?

        Your IMAGINARY EMPLOYERS are as dumb as you!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        when did i say pg&e was in montana i worked for montana power. then when pg&e was hiring lineman all over america i went to work for them montana power i was making 50000 a year pg&e 120000 a year plus a 8000 dollar signing bonus they wanted montana lineman because we climbed more than anyone else. i worked for gc first and worked from tiburon to orick and sommes bar. then i became a inspector going all over in region 7 any more dumb remarks, dumber than a deiffenbachia. you not going to outsmart me but keep it up im enjoying this

      • giltor

        horse hockey

        another of your tall tales!

        you’re dumber than nail.

        lineman huh!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        whats the difference between a wye and delta system what is a cutout what are hooks whats a open bank where do you use a recloser whats a scada switch whats a ocb what does it mean by hook up what is rubber gloving what does those three yellow stripes on the california poles mean. whats the school in livermore for lineman what is gc what does burn the pole mean. i love making you look stupid . is pg&e a wye or delta system. and what voltage is it on the primary side. any thing else desperate one. now prove me wrong you havent done it yet. haw haw haw dummy when you answer all these questions i will listen to you

      • giltor

        horse hockey

        Insanity setting to you again!

        no wonder –

        electrical shock results in severe damage to brain and causes dementia, and illusion of grandeur, most often wounded feeling of inadequacy due to ed (erectile dysfunction to perform)

        you are a disgrace to Tesla – go do a whirly-gig.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i give up its easier talking to a tree you are a disgrace to the human race and still you cant answer my questions because toy know you are wrong you just have diarrhea of the mouth before you make statements it would help if you had a clue what you are talking quit acting like a desperate child what is a whirly gig prove me insane look at your babbling because you are definitely playing with a full deck, your sure brave hiding behind a computer im done dealing with a child i feel like im kicking a puppy.haw haw haw dumb azz, see you when your a man

      • giltor

        horse hockey

        best for you to also give up:

        pretending what you are not;(it is a grave mental disorder)

        lying through your dentures;
        last but not least –

        desecrating the name of an oglala-lakota-sioux warrior.

        you’ve made a lot of blunders – somebody somehow has to call you on it although an unpleasant endeavour.

        now guess what turned you in:


        got your number; horse hockey; pos; out of the limb, whirly-gig, etc etc – words that could be understood easily by anyone born, raised or even have a stay in english speaking country.


        HUH – HORSE PATOOT! clue – that’s another cutie patootie for you.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        ps the blue trucks are company owned the white ones are rentals from altec. the trucks with augers are line trucks the other big ones are 2 man bucket trucks used for rubber gloving they have a liner in them to protect the rubber glover and are inspected every ninety days and rubber goods goods every 6 months. if you shut the power off you have to notify the residential 48 hours in advance business 1 week.. anything else this is fun. oh troublemen have 1 man buckets small altecs

      • Crazy_horse101010

        as for calling you cant handle being teased can you now who is the dummy. you are getting boring because you cant answer any questions and you same thing over and over again like a parrot. where in oregon have you been that you know how we talk. when your standing on your limb cut next to the tree and do everyone a favor. give you a easy one where is the reform school. in oregon waiting for your answers tata haw haw haw

      • giltor

        horse hockey

        If you take a look at your mirror:



        THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS “broad man” in Orygun! nor anybody buried in “joesph!”

      • Crazy_horse101010

        keep embarassing yourself. because i can go on all day. what is grown at hermiston whats a broadman whats the first dam on the columbia where is the warm springs tribe located. whats the river that goes through coquille. whats the biggest fish in the columbia and what size is legal what is a high scaler powder monkey what is the biggest dc line going south answer them questions for me is there redwoods in oregon who are the nez perce and what are their horses called

      • Crazy_horse101010

        at least im smart enough to know horses dont play hockey the skates dont fit shame on you for being so stupid . when you cant answer my questions you have to resort to a different attack its because you hate looking dumb. just what is the american idiom for someone who went to osu i would like to know what your definition is because you dont know. and give me the names of who i besmirched . dumb azz

      • giltor

        horse hockey

        you’re so pathetic if not laughable!

        So you’re saying that if someone could fit skates to horse…. you’d permit the poor creature to play ‘hockey’ – that’s really smart! NOT.

        All OSU students and alumni have been besmirched and would be asking for tuition refund – and that would be a long long list.

        NO idea for idiom for someone who went to osu, but for you it would be strait forward I D I O T if they ever permit even your shadow to fall on their sidewalk.

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