US Navy Will Dismantle Minesweeper Stranded on Coral Reef
Source: The Guardian
January 30, 2013
The US navy said on Wednesday that it would dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines after carefully studying all options on how to remove the damaged ship.
The navy spokesman James Stockman said dismantling the USS Guardian was determined to be the solution that would involve the least damage to the Tubbataha Reef, a protected marine sanctuary where the ship got stuck 17 January.
He said the Philippine coastguard was reviewing the plan, but gave no other details.
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