Monday, February 23, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Pays the Philippines Nearly $2 Million in Damages Over USS Guardian Grounding

The United States government has paid the Philippines $1.96 million in damages for the grounding of the USS Guardian on the protected Tubbataha Reef in January 2013.

February 23, 2015
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Accidents

Philippines Government Seeking Compensation from U.S. Over ‘Guardian’ Grounding

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs says it will continue to pursue compensation from the U.S. for damages to the protected Tubbataha Reef caused by the grounding of the USS...

September 17, 2014
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Grounding Incidents

USS Guardian Investigation Reflects Lack of Leadership and Situational Awareness

“USS Guardian leadership and watch teams failed to adhere to prudent, safe, and sound navigation principles which would have alerted them to approaching dangers with sufficient time to take mitigating...

June 20, 2013
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
tubbataha reef aground fishing vessel
Grounding Incidents

Déjà Vu: Chinese Fishing Vessel Runs Aground on Tubbataha Reef in Philippines

The Philippine Coast Guard said Tuesday that a Chinese fishing vessel has run aground on the Tubbataha Reef, just ten days after the final section of the former USS Guardian...

April 9, 2013
Total Views: 13

Monday, April 8, 2013
USS Guardian aground on Tubbahata Reef
Grounding Incidents

US Navy Fined For Damage To Protected Reef

US Navy marine biologist Lee Shannon led a team of scientists who conducted a new assessment last week on the extent of damage caused by the recent grounding of the...

April 8, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, April 4, 2013
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Defense

Senior Leadership from Ex-USS Guardian Fired

For the many thousands of people who have followed the story of the ex-USS Guardian which ran up in a Philippine Reef this past January, the fate of the ship’s...

April 4, 2013
Total Views: 56

Saturday, March 30, 2013
uss guardian wreck removal
Defense

Final Section of Wrecked Warship Removed from Philippine Reef

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelby Sanders SULU SEA, The Philippines (March 30, 2013) – U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel embarked onboard the U.S. Navy contracted crane vessel...

March 30, 2013
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
guardian wreck removal
Multimedia

Bow Section Removed from Ex-USS Guardian [IMAGE]

SULU SEA – U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel embarked aboard M/V Jascon 25 have begun dismantling and sectioning the hull of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian. The bow...

March 26, 2013
Total Views: 8

Friday, March 15, 2013
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Defense

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

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...

March 15, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, March 7, 2013
USS Guardian minesweeper
Defense

USS Guardian and Crew Honored in US Navy Decommissioning Ceremony

By Lt. Brian Wierzbicki, CTF 76 Public Affairs SASEBO, Japan (NNS) — Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) concluded 23 years of service to the Navy during...

March 7, 2013
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
USS Guardian salvage
Maritime News

Deconstruction of USS Guardian Commences [IMAGES]

MANILA – As weather condition seems to be fine near Tubbataha Reef, salvaging operation for the ill-fated USS Guardian that ran aground last month along the portion of the UNESCO...

February 27, 2013
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Blog

From Dynamite to Deconstruction, or How to Remove Ships from Coral Reefs

By Doug Helton, NOAA On January 17, 2013, the Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines. Salvage experts evaluated various options for removing the...

February 26, 2013
Total Views: 18

Friday, February 22, 2013
Navy

Guardian Salvage Resumes as Weather Improves

MANILA – Salvage operations for the removal of the stricken USS Guardian from Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines resumed Friday as weather and sea conditions improved at the wreck site. Heavy weather...

February 22, 2013
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Grounding Incidents

USS Guardian Salvage Suffers Another Set Back – REPORT

The operation to remove the stricken USS Guardian from a Philippine reef has suffered yet another set back this week as the crane barge to be used in the salvage...

February 13, 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Grounding Incidents

USS Guardian Salvage Could Take Months – REPORT

The operation to remove the grounded USS Guardian from a reef in the Philippines may take months, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported Wednesday. According to the PNA report, Philippine...

February 6, 2013
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
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Maritime News

SMIT Borneo Crane Barge Arrives in the Philippines

The Crane barge, SMIT Borneo, arrived off the coast of Palawan province in the Philippines from Singapore today.  This vessel will be used to remove USS Guardian piece by piece...

February 3, 2013
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Grounding Incidents

Stricken USS Guardian To Be Broken Up

First too damaged to tow, now too damaged to lift… It appears that further deterioration of the grounded USS Guardian on a reef in the Philippines has forced salvors to option...

January 29, 2013
Total Views: 11

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Grounding Incidents

USS Guardian Too Damaged to Tow – PHOTOS

New pictures of the USS Guardian released today by the U.S. Navy show the minesweeper still hard aground on the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines. The photos, taken during overflight assessments of the...

January 24, 2013
Total Views: 35

Monday, January 21, 2013
Grounding Incidents

Philippines to Seek Claims from United States Over Damaged Reef

By Cris Larano MANILA–The Philippines will seek remuneration from the U.S. for the damages sustained by the Tubbataha Reef after a U.S. Navy minesweeper ran aground last week in the...

January 21, 2013
Total Views: 3

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Defense

US Navy Admiral Expresses Regret over Grounding of USS Guardian

YOKOSUKA, Japan – The U.S. 7th Fleet Commander on Saturday expressed regret over the grounding of USS Guardian (MCM 5) on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea. “As a protector...

January 21, 2013
Total Views: 6