Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:29 AM
Sherman A1 (17,170 posts)
U.S. Navy minesweeper runs aground off Philippines
A U.S. Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, ran aground in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines on Thursday, and was stuck on a reef, the Navy said.
No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at 2:25 a.m. local time on Tubbataha Reef about 80 miles east-southeast of Palawan Island, in the Philippines, the Navy said. There were no reports that any fuel leaked from the vessel.
The ship, with a crew of 80, had just completed a port call at Subic Bay in the Philippines, when the grounding occurred.
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Response to dballance (Reply #3)
Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:28 AM
Separation (806 posts)
4. He/She will be looking for a new job by the summer
Navy is sacking Captains left and right. He/She will be abe to retire though but it will be within the year.
Response to dballance (Reply #9)
Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:32 AM
Separation (806 posts)
10. No need for apology. :)
Turns out you were right, the Guardian is commanded by Lieutenant Commander Mark A. Rice.
Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)
Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:59 AM
PoliticAverse (14,132 posts)
11. Update: Stranded Navy minesweeper taking on water
Response to Aristus (Reply #12)
Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:22 AM
Brother Buzz (13,080 posts)
14. Interesting, it looks like the charts (digital nautical charts) may have been faulty
Navy Ship May Have Run Aground Because Of A Faulty Map
Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press | Jan. 20, 2013, 9:48 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An inaccurate map that mislocated a marine sanctuary may have caused a U.S. Navy minesweeper to run aground on a coral reef in the Philippines this week, the Navy said Saturday
The Navy said in a statement that a review of Digital Nautical Charts, which are used for safe navigation by all U.S. Navy ships, found they contained inaccurate data and may have been a factor in the Guardian's grounding. As a result, Navigator of the Navy Rear Adm. Jonathan White released precautionary guidance to all Pacific Fleet ships, saying that "initial review of navigation data indicates an error in the location of Tubbataha Reef" in the Philippines.
"While the erroneous navigation chart data is important information, no one should jump to conclusions," said Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. Darryn James. "It is critical that the U.S. Navy conduct a comprehensive investigation that assesses all the facts surrounding the Guardian grounding."
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/navy-ship-may-have-ran-aground-because-of-a-faulty-map-2013-1#ixzz2IaWsoEVK