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US minesweeper runs aground in Philippines
AFP ^ | January 17, 2013

Posted on 01/17/2013 11:35:25 PM PST by JerseyanExile

A US Navy minesweeper has run aground in a protected marine sanctuary in the Philippines, the US embassy in Manila said Thursday.

The USS Guardian ran aground on the Tubattaha Reef on Wednesday night "during normal transit", it said. The extent of the damage to the ship and the cause of the accident was still not known, it added.

"The government of the Philippines was promptly informed of the incident and offered to assist the US Navy," it said.

The US Navy said on its website that the 224-foot (68-metre) vessel is based in Sasebo, southern Japan but it was not known what the ship was doing in the area when the incident happened.

Located in the Sulu Sea about 130 kilometres (80 miles) southeast of the western island of Palawan, Tubattaha Reef is a protected sanctuary that is popular with divers.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: navy; philippines; usnavy
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1 posted on 01/17/2013 11:35:30 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

That’s the end of that individual’s career.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 11:38:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: JerseyanExile

That’s not a minor grounding. That’s hitting what should be a well charted reef if that’s the real picture.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 11:44:22 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: JerseyanExile

Hull has to be taking a hell of a beating by the looks of it.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 11:48:23 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: JerseyanExile

“protected marine sanctuary”

NO waaayyyy!! Thats so cool. We’ve really needed a place where marines can run free and be happy later in life.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 12:07:09 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: JerseyanExile

I think that is a wooden hull. Ouch!


6 posted on 01/18/2013 12:59:04 AM PST by microgood
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To: JerseyanExile

Have you ever noticed, how the first thing to go when a nation turns its’ back on God is the military?


7 posted on 01/18/2013 1:47:40 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: DesertRhino
Thats so cool. We’ve really needed a place where marines can run free and be happy later in life.

I'll drink to that.

8 posted on 01/18/2013 1:47:58 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: JerseyanExile

OOps, some major paperwork involved with that!


9 posted on 01/18/2013 2:26:15 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LCDR Timothy R Carter, USN. You can find a description of the vessel, with pictures at NAVSOURCE.ORG
10 posted on 01/18/2013 2:32:55 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: JerseyanExile

Hum, a minesweeper (a boat specifically designed to find stuff underwater) runs aground.

Somebody is in big trouble.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 2:47:16 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: JerseyanExile

Reguards to Captain Dunsel.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 2:57:02 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: IslamE
Have you ever noticed, how the first thing to go when a nation turns its’ back on God is the military?

Like how the Western Roman Empire's military went to pot after the Empire converted from paganism to Christianity?

13 posted on 01/18/2013 5:04:07 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: IslamE

Where’s your evidence for that canard?


14 posted on 01/18/2013 5:10:09 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: JerseyanExile

I didn’t think these kind of FUBARs were even possible in the age of satellite navigation. Why wouldn’t a ship this size have onboard systems that would warn them away from hitting a reef?


15 posted on 01/18/2013 10:29:52 AM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty and prosperity were overrated)
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To: CowboyJay

It might be the hull had a breach and the boat was run aground to avoid sinking. It looks precisely aimed with the waves.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 11:02:22 AM PST by Reeses
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To: JerseyanExile

Looks to me that the Ship Hit The Sand!
I heard people saying this for years.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 11:08:29 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: exnavy

I think there will soon be an opening for an Assistant Naval Attache at the U S Embassy in Bamako, Mali.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 11:12:19 AM PST by Ax
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To: JerseyanExile

They were just trying to surf!

“Charlie Don’t Surf!”


19 posted on 01/18/2013 11:30:37 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: bert

Well, seeing as how we still haven’t won in Afghanistan after 9/11, Iraq is still a mess, so I look to see even more incompetence now that our military is run by poofs and ferries whom hold hands together while attending gay pride parades and combat training, you honestly think heterosexuals are going to join the military in the numbers prior to don’t ask don’t tell? 9/11 was a turning point in this country, God removed his hand of grace, a nation that chooses to be ruled by the laws of men rather then the Laws of God inevitably gets tyrants like Odumba, the seeds are sown for our military, they will soon bare rotten fruit, especially now that or commander in thief has turned his back on Israel!


20 posted on 01/18/2013 2:17:52 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Strategerist

Yep, the Romans weren’t worthy of God’s grace after having killed his Son, His soldiers went out among the sheep and herded them without swords and spread His Word and conquered nations with it, God is righteous and forgiving, yet He never forgets, God help the righteous in our military, they will need it, war is coming, the gays in its’ ranks will foul their fruit, Sodom and Gomorrah suffered with brimstone and fire, our nation will suffer with the bloodshed of wars whose incompetent leadership makes friends of ours and Israel’s enemies!


21 posted on 01/18/2013 2:26:38 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: IslamE

There is of course the likely hood you are totally wrong.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 3:10:21 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: JerseyanExile
Chart of the area here, the reef is in the vicinity of 09N 120E:

Chart 92120

Latest in Stars and Stripes says the crew has been taken of the ship. Not good at all.

23 posted on 01/19/2013 6:12:23 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: JerseyanExile; All

They are gonna cut this ship up.

http://news.yahoo.com/stuck-minesweeper-cut-pieces-135952990—abc-news-politics.html


24 posted on 01/29/2013 5:04:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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