salvage operation - updates

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Italy's wrecked Costa Concordia prepares to dock in Genoa

Jul 27, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Crowds of curious locals began gathering near the port on the outskirts of Genoa at first light eager to see the remains of the battered ship which crashed into rocks off Giglio island in January 2012

PORT OF CALL. Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia in front of Genoa's port, Italy, 27 July 2014. The Costa Concordia has arrived in Genoa, where dismantling operations are predicted to last two years. Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

USS Guardian out of Tubbataha by April 1

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:27 PM

UPDATED Coral damage assessment should begin as soon as the ship is removed from the reef

BOW REMOVED. The crane vessel Jascon 25 removes the bow of the USS Guardian, a major step toward pulling out the minesweeper stuck on Tubbataha Reef since January 17. Photo by US Navy

Tubbataha repair will take 'years' - U.S.

Mar 21, 2013 - 6:00 PM

We know honestly that it will take years to repair US ambassador Harry Thomas says

SALVAGE SITE. Aerial view of the Jascon 25 crane ship and Archon Tide tugboat beside the USS Guardian on March 12, 2013. Photo by US Navy

Bad weather delays Tubbataha operation

Feb 18, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Rough seas and strong wind keep delaying the operation to remove the USS Guardian from Tubbataha

STUCK ON THE REEF. An experienced team of salvage professionals are ready to dismantle the 23-year-old USS Guardian and safely remove the minesweeper from the reef. February 8 photo courtesy of US Navy

Salvage operation to begin in Tubbataha

Feb 17, 2013 - 10:06 AM

2nd UPDATE The crane ship gets customs clearance but rough seas delay the start of the salvage operation until Monday

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

US to consult PH on Tubbataha probe

Feb 14, 2013 - 5:48 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells DFA chief Albert del Rosario that PH officials will be allowed to query US Navy officers regarding the grounding

SITTING ON THE REEF. Led by US Navy Supervisor of Salvage Capt Mark Matthews, an experienced team of salvage professionals are ready to dismantle the 23-year-old minesweeper and safely remove the ship from the reef. February 8 photo courtesy of US Navy

US will protect environment during Tubbataha salvage

Feb 13, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Mitigating further damage to the reef will continue to be important during the salvage operation in Tubbataha the US Navy says

WAITING TO BE DISMANTLED. The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) sits aground Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea. AFP PHOTO / US NAVY

6 weeks to pull out US ship from Tubbataha

Feb 12, 2013 - 5:42 PM

UPDATED March 23 is the best case scenario if weather and sea conditions allow says the Philippine Coast Guard

PRISTINE REEFS. The coral reefs of Tubbataha are healthy and free from parasites such as the nasty crown-of-thorns starfish that eats polyps, the live organisms that make up the coral. The conservation project was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Photo by Lory Tan/WWF

Tubbataha salvaging delayed at least a week

Feb 10, 2013 - 7:00 PM

A 2nd floating crane is scheduled to arrive on February 15 to start cutting up the USS Guardian into pieces

SECOND FLOATING CRANE. The Jascon 25 crane vessel is scheduled to arrive on February 15 to start cutting up the USS Guardian into pieces. Photo by Graham Flett / MarineTraffic

All set for Tubbataha salvage operation

Feb 07, 2013 - 6:08 PM

The operation will be conducted in close cooperation with the US Navy as stipulated by the approved salvage plan

STUCK ON THE REEF. The USS Guardian hit the upper side of Tubbataha's South Atoll on January 17

Plan to remove US ship from Tubbataha approved

Feb 06, 2013 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED The salvaging of the ship is contingent on a joint assessment of the damage to the reef and strict observation of marine park rules

FLOATING CRANE. The SMIT Borneo, on its way to Tubbataha, has been used in other major salvage operations like that of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in January 2012. Photo from Maritime News

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

Want to dive in Tubbataha? 2 sites will be off limits

Feb 05, 2013 - 6:00 PM

At least 2 dive sites in Tubbataha will be cordoned off due to the operation to salvage USS Guardian the Philippine Coast Guard says

DIVING PARADISE. Tubbataha is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 and considered a paradise for scuba diving. From from the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park official website

Crane ship bound for Tubbataha, says PCG

Feb 05, 2013 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED Final approval of the salvage operation is still pending on concerns regarding how one of the floating cranes will be anchored

MINIMIZE CORAL DAMAGE. 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

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

US Navy needs PH approval of Tubbataha salvage plan

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:49 PM

The Philippines Coast Guard says it must approve the US Navy s salvage plan before the USS Guardian is lifted from a reef in Tubbataha

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

How much will US pay PH for Tubbataha crash?

Jan 27, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya said he does not intend to charge the Americans for costs incurred by the Philippine Coast Guard and Navy

WAITING FOR THE CRANE. A Philippine Coast Guard boat is seen wading through water as he tugs a boat towards the US Navy minesweeper. AFP PHOTO / PCG