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Bad weather stalls Tubbataha salvage operations anew

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USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bad weather has forced a US Navy-contracted salvage team to suspend the dismantling of the USS Guardian, the minesweeper that has been grounded since Jan. 17 at the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said yesterday.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘Crising’ stalls Tubbataha salvage

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian, which has been stuck in the Tubbataha Reefs off Palawan for over a month, suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officer said.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cranes in place to lift US ship piece by piece; Aquino OK’s plan

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

President Aquino approved Thursday the salvage operations plan submitted by the US Navy to use floating cranes to lift piece by piece its stranded minesweeper out of the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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