U.S. Navy commander apologizes for ship stuck in reef off Philippines
Activists in Manila scuffle with police Saturday after a U.S. Navy ship became grounded on a reef off the Philippines.
January 21st, 2013
12:00 AM ET

U.S. Navy commander apologizes for ship stuck in reef off Philippines

By Greg Botelho

A U.S. Navy minesweeper remained stuck in a reef teeming with endangered marine life off the Philippines on Sunday, prompting an American commander to apologize and promise stepped-up efforts to prevent further damage.

The USS Guardian ran aground early Thursday in the Tubbataha Reef, about 80 miles east-southeast of Palawan Island in the Sulu Sea, the U.S. Navy reported.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Cheneys5deferments

    Sounds like a good job for a no-bid defense contractor. Please write a check immediately for $138,500,000 and mail to KBR, Dallas, Texas.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:19 am | Reply
  2. GaryS

    I think I see a civilian job in this Captains near future.

    January 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  3. John Smith

    Save reef not US ship, says PH government
    Disgusting American.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:22 am | Reply

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