Photo of the Day: Ex-USS Guardian Wreck Removal Continues

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The U.S. Navy-contracted vessels Jascon 25 and the tugboat Archon Tide are positioned next to the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship ex-Guardian (MCM 5) during salvage operations.

Guardian ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef Jan. 17. The U.S. Navy continues to work in close cooperation with the Philippine authorities to safely dismantle Guardian from the reef while minimizing environmental effects.

Image by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim/Released