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Japanese minesweeper vessels arrive in Manila

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:31 PM

The visit aims to promote regional peace and stability and the enhancement of maritime cooperation between the neighboring navies

GREETINGS. Philippine and Japanese officers salute at a welcoming ceremony for the Japanese delegates. Photo by Naval Public Affairs Office.

Funnel removed from USS Guardian

Feb 27, 2013 - 1:26 PM

Removing the funnel is a major step towards dismantling the ship the Coast Guard said

FUNNEL LIFTED. The Jascon 25 crane ship safely removes the exhausts funnel structure from mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian. The funnel's removal was a milestone in the dismantling process of the Guardian. Photo courtesy of Navy

Tubbataha salvage operation begins

Feb 22, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Thanks to better weather condition in the area the crew of the lead crane ship in the salvage operation get to work

ON SITE. The Jascon 25 crane vessel is already on site and waiting to start cutting up the USS Guardian into pieces. Graphic by Bardo Wu

USS Guardian salvage to cost almost $25-M

Feb 06, 2013 - 9:07 AM

UPDATED The salvage operation will not be completed until December the US Department of Defense says

WAITING TO BE DISMANTLED. The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian seen on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, where it ran aground on January 17. AFP PHOTO / US NAVY

Fines to wait until US ship pulled out of Tubbataha - Palace

Feb 04, 2013 - 7:40 PM

The fines will be imposed based on a final assessment on the damage caused to the reef that has not been done yet the government says

WAITING TO BE LIFTED. The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) sits aground Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, Philippines, where it ran aground on January 17th. Operations to recover the ship while minimizing environmental effects are being conducted in close cooperation with allied Philippines Coast Guard and Navy. AFP PHOTO / US NAVY

US Navy wants to cut ship in parts

Jan 30, 2013 - 3:03 PM

The US Navy has changed its mind and now wants to dismantle the USS Guardian stuck in Tubbataha

This handout photo taken and released on January 25, 2013 by Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) shows an aerial shot of US navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian (R) at the Tubbataha reef after it ran aground, in western island of Palawan, while another US vessel stands by. The US Navy said on January 24, it needed to remove thousands of litres of oil from a minesweeper stuck on World Heritage-listed coral in the Philippines, warning it was too badly damaged to be towed away. AFP PHOTO/Tubbataha Management Office

Aquino to US: Comply with our laws

Jan 26, 2013 - 5:12 PM

Even if the US has apologized for the Tubbataha intrusion President Aquino is set on probing the incident and pursuing damage claims

1,000 sq meters of Tubbataha reef damaged by US ship - gov't

Jan 23, 2013 - 5:11 PM

UPDATED About 1 000 sqm of coral was damaged by the USS Guardian US and Philippine divers observed

US ship in Tubbataha 'flooded'

Jan 22, 2013 - 1:02 PM

Most of the starboard hull is in contact with the coral says a US Navy publication

Stranded US Navy ship 'ignored warnings'

Jan 21, 2013 - 2:28 PM

UPDATED The USS Guardian stuck on a World Heritage listed coral reef in the Philippines since last week ignored warnings to avoid the area

STILL STUCK. Philippine Air Force aerial image of the USS Guardian near the upper side of Tubbataha's South Atoll. Photo courtesy of AFP WESCOM

US Navy apologizes for Tubbataha grounding

Jan 20, 2013 - 4:44 PM

2nd UPDATE I greatly regret any damage this incident has caused to the Tubbataha Reef says the US Pacific Fleet commander

STILL STUCK. Philippine Air Force aerial image of the USS Guardian near the upper side of Tubbataha's South Atoll. Photo courtesy of AFP WESCOM

A sad day for a scuba diver

Jan 18, 2013 - 4:46 PM

It s a sad day when coral is destroyed by a ship that illegally entered a marine protected area

US Navy ship damaged coral in Tubbataha

Jan 17, 2013 - 3:02 PM

3rd UPDATE The US Navy can expect to pay pay P12 000 per sqm of destroyed reefs in Tubbataha says a park official

STUCK IN TUBBATAHA. File photo of the USS Guardian during a port visit to Okinawa, Japan by the US Navy