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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:56 AM

USS Guardian: Minesweeper to stay on reef two more weeks


Minesweeper to stay on reef two more weeks
Published By United Press International

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy minesweeper will probably remain stuck on a Philippine reef for two more weeks because it is too damaged to move on its own, a Navy official says.

The USS Guardian became grounded on Tubbataha Reef a week ago, Stars and Stripes reported Thursday.

The 224-foot vessel has several breaches in the hull and "will have to be lifted off onto another ship or barge to leave the area," Rear Adm. Tom Carney said during a news conference with Philippine military representatives.

The ship is too badly damaged to be towed, he said.

on edit to add: Pics of USS Guardian --> http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2013/01/latest-pics-minesweeper-guardian-still-stuck-on-the-reef/

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Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #1

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:12 AM

1. Unfortunate

yet, no one was hurt and the ship can be repaired.

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