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US Navy ship stuck on coral reef in Philippines

US Navy ship stuck on coral reef in Philippines

Jan 17, 3:31 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A U.S. Navy minesweeper ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines on Thursday, but there were no injuries to the crew and Philippine authorities were trying to determine if the ship caused damage to a marine park in a protected area.

The Navy said in a statement that the crew of the USS Guardian was working to find out the best method of safely extracting the ship.

It had just completed a port call in Subic Bay, a former American naval base west of the Philippine capital, when it hit the reef in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southeast of Manila

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