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Update: Chinese Vessel Did More Damage to Tubbataha Reef than USS Guardian

Despite being smaller than the USS Guardian and spending less time aground on the Tubbataha reef, the Chinese fishing vessel F/V Min Long Yu, which ran aground on the protected reef on April 8, apparently did more damage than the US Navy minesweeper.  In addition … Continue reading

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Chinese Boat Loaded with Illegal Cargo of Endangered Species Ran Aground on Protected Tubbataha Reef

You can’t make this stuff up. Only a week after the last wreckage of the minesweeper USS Guardian was removed from the reef in the Philippines’  Tubbataha National Marine Park, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, where it ran hard aground on January … Continue reading

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Update: USS Guardian – Will Be Broken Up But Why Was it Near the Reef in the First Place?

The Navy has announced that the minesweeper, USS Guardian, which ran up on Tubbataha reef in the Philippines Sula Sea two weeks ago, will be cut up in place and hauled away.  The reason given is that the approach will “involve … Continue reading

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Minesweeper USS Guardian Runs Aground on Reef in Philippines’ Tubbataha National Marine Park

The minesweeper USS Guardian ran aground early this morning on a reef in the Philippines’ Tubbataha National Marine Park. The park is a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southeast of Manila.  USS Guardian is an … Continue reading

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