A diver from Philippine Coast Guard measures coral damages after USS Guardian ran aground at the Vicinity of South Islet in Tubbataha Reefs

Mike Schuler
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January 24, 2013

A diver from the Philippine Coast Guard measures coral damages after the USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, ran aground at the Vicinity of South Islet in Tubbataha Reefs in Palawan province, west of Manila in this January 22, 2013 handout picture provided by the Philippine Coast Guard. The USS Guardian ran aground in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines on Thursday, and was stuck on a reef, the Navy said. The ship, with a crew of 80, had just completed a port call at Subic Bay in the Philippines, when the grounding occurred. REUTERS/Philippine Coast Guard/Handout (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS MILITARY MARITIME) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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