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What Went Before: USS Guardian running aground Tubbataha Reefs

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On Jan. 17, 2013, while sailing to Indonesia following a port call on Subic Bay, the minesweeper ship USS Guardian ran aground on the south atoll of the Tubbataha Reefs, a delicate ecosystem in the Sulu Sea treasured for its rich marine biodiversity.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to pursue talks with US for payment of damages to Tubbataha Reef

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Even after the Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of kalikasan against the United States (US), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it would continue to pursue compensation for the damage on Tubbataha Reef caused by a US Navy ship.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

12 Chinese seamen charged

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The 12 Chinese nationals whose boat got stuck in the Tubbataha Reefs on Monday night were slapped with charges of poaching and other violations of the marine park’s rules.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unesco asked to help assess damage to reef

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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

An official of the Climate Change Commission on Saturday asked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to assess the damage wrought on the Tubbataha Reefs by the USS Guardian which ran aground on the World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

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