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Chinese fishermen to be charged with poaching

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The superintendent at the Tubbataha National Marine Park on Tuesday said the Chinese fishermen whose vessel got stuck on a reef there would be charged with poaching and could face imprisonment on top of fines of up to $200,000.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Most crew leaves US Navy ship stuck in Philippines

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 U.S. Navy says for safety reasons, most crew members have left a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Party-list solon seeks probe of Tubbataha reef mishap

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A partylist lawmaker wants a congressional inquiry into the US Navy ship which has been stuck on a coral reef in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Navy ship stuck on coral reef in Philippines

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

A U.S. Navy minesweeper was stuck on a coral reef in the Philippines for a second day Friday, as the crew struggled to extract the ship and Philippine authorities tried to evaluate damage to a protected marine park.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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