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Dismantling of US minesweeper enters critical stage–PCG



MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard is now preparing for the “critical” phase in the dismantling of the US minesweeper USS Guardian stuck in the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea since January.

The next phase involves cutting up the hull and removing it from the reef.

“This may probably be the most difficult part of the operation,” said PCG spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Armand Balilo. “And we should always consider the stability of the ship and the safety of the workers.”

The PCG said the salvors may need at least six straight days of good sea conditions for the task.

Balilo also said no major problem threatened the salvage operations, which it said was more than halfway done.

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

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Tags: Philippine Coast Guard USS Guardian , Tubbataha Reef , US minesweeper

  • Manuel_II

    what a waste, sayang na arbor na lang sana ng pinas yan….

    • victor1052

      Right! Our navy will just destroy the reef and free the mineswipper. Easy. he he

  • BIGButo

    This is really stupid

    • Crazy_horse101010

      so is the ship thats upside down in cebu harbor and the fisherman are worried about oil spill getting to the fish breeding grounds.

      • giltor

        horse patootie

        Stop your barbra streisand (bs) nonsensical blah blah blah.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        boo hoo hoo still crying blah blah blah haw haw haw

      • giltor

        horsie patiotie

        Uh? You’re still non-compos dementis!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i know im crazy and thank you i love it. so you making me feel good. you are one of the funniest people ive ever seen come bring on more. i love your desperation hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee haw

      • giltor

        hey horsie patootie

        Your fraudulent claim is now haunting you!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        im so scared now you have me shaking yeah with laughter. more jealous baby try again chuckle chuckle chuckle

      • Crazy_horse101010

        excuse me your making sleepy yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        It should be SOB SOB SOB instead of chuckle chuckle chuckle!

        ex-wife from coburg – bah humbug!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        who cares you have proved to the world your and idiot is that the beat you can do pitful im wondering are you a child are a grownup because you act like a child if your grownup i pity ypu and those aroundyou now say something to impress because everything so far is sad hee hee hee. is it christmas bah humbug im happy why should i be crying you give me something to laugh at every day

      • giltor

        hey horsey patootie

        I bet you’re up all night trying to come up with that one!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        nope slept good thanks for asking i dont have to stay up all night on google trying to catch me in a lie. pitiful case hee hee hee

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        I’ve warned you on previous post that since you’re disparaging your housemates giving them pejorative names – you should always be on alert, never let your guard down even when asleep.

        You’ll never know the day or night you’ll not see the dawning of another day.

        Even with the cordex and the scattergun on your side . . . remember . . .
        Being PARANOID doesn’t mean that they’re NOT OUT TO GET YOU!

        to settle the SCORE or level the playing field.


      • Crazy_horse101010

        sorry they are reading it and laughing at you and i dont respond to warnings especially from crybaby losers keep trying the people here think you are funny i said to come with something good and creative and im probably the least paranoid person in the world unlike you is going crazy wearing out the internet haw haw haw.funny

      • giltor


        IF i believe you repeat IF what you said was true then it’s too late. However knowing you for your FIBS . . . CANARDS … BARBRA STREISANDS … NOT TO MENTION YOUR COCK-AND-BULL STORIES … I SHOULD SAY:



      • Crazy_horse101010

        you got to stop looking in the mirror again funny what a bunch of ranting i give you a d- for being creative because its hard to understand your babbling anyway your boring the hell out of me so good bye for now see you later chuckle chuckle oh i dont care for barbra streisand whatever that has to do with anything dont make sense tata

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        YOU still do not get it! YOU’re a total BUFFOON – but that’s giving them a bad name.

        English definitely is not your 1st language. YOU simply DO NOT UNDERSTAND english!

        YOU will not know ‘barbra streisand’ = bs = bu11shit if it hit you in the face.

        NOTHING would make sense for a dense BL0CKHEAD like YOU! NOR to understand anything written above kindergarten reading skills.

        Calling your kinfolk pejorative “flippino” nonchalantly is equivalent to calling someone like “//igger”, “dag0″, “c00n”, “1njun”, “b0hunk “, “ch1nk”, “d1nk” and many other ethnic slurs, etc etc.

        The conclusion: YOU are a self-hating native pretending to be somebody else.
        YOU should be ashamed of YOUR miserable pompous SELF!

      • giltor

        horsie patootie

        You’re still full of horse hockey!

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

        Wye Delta Boomer hah!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        sore loser i say lets dance anytime anywhere i will meet you how much money do you make pimping yourself out in san jose gay bars theres a saying sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm so unless you are going to hit me with a dic tionary your words are just a bunch of bs so babble all you want show the world what you are made god your boring same old crap over and over again sob sob sob cry to mommy

      • giltor

        horsie patootie

        That’s a long seemingly endless prattle.

        You’re still full of it. Let ‘er rip.

        Forewarn people around you. It is sometimes EXPLOSIVE, where you CLAIMED to be a legend IN YOUR OWN MIND!


        Do a horizontal tango by yourself!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        nope that one didnt work you never hurt my feelings go back and try again little more feelings this time. i will let you know when you hurt me. show something a little more creative giggle giggle giggle love you to dear

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        sloowly but surely all your deceits and lies are eating you inside out.
        Nothing would be left but the pathetic shell that would eventually collapse.
        Checks from non-existent power company in montana – hah!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        shows how stupid you are i said they sold out to north western energy hah it happen about 15 years ago . try again im having fun i never have received checks from montana power northwest. nice if you could read be much easier now try another one haw haw haw .you always put words in my mouth and you show the world what a fool you are your a disgrace to all flippinos

      • Crazy_horse101010

        pitiful so desperate but keep trying hee hee hee hee hee hee

      • giltor

        Horsey patootie

        How did it take you to come up with that one!

        There you go again! Flip again as if you’re not one. You are but one self-hating “flippino”

        Huh – you should say ‘imaginary’ checks and it would be more believable.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        since you have never had real job i will explains to you are youi listening when mpco sold out nwe also took over the retirement and 401 k accounts. my retirement was made up years before mpco sold so im listed under mpco and stilled listed as a mpco employment with my mpco employee number nwe does the paper work but im paid out of mpco accounts. your so smart look it up again i made you look like a idiot since im married to a flippino and have flippinos living in my house i would think your statement is a bunch of crap like you keep tying you havent won yet and you never will pitiful haw haw haw if you think im lying prove me wrong. you tata want me o explain montanas power system to you

      • giltor

        whatever you say horsey patootie – not caring one bit.

        then why do you have to live with bunch of ‘flippino’ (whatever that means) if you hate them so much. calling them pejorative names is just bad bad karma for you.

        if you have so much retirement money, LIVING, SLEEPING, SPECIALLY EATING WITH THEM, you’d better HIRE FOOD TASTER FAST!

        ALSO, CORDTEX OR PRIMACORD 10 BY YOUR SIDE WHEN YOU SLEEP. since you claimed to be blasting expert too.

        even sleeping dogs can smell hates emanating from ANYONE!

        you want proof of your lying? AHA! – since you live in an imaginary ‘fishing village’ ask the imaginary people there if it is true that FISH IS CAUGHT BY ITS MOUTH!

        the proof of the pudding is therefore . . right there out of the horse’s mouth!

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