US Navy ship stuck on coral reef in PhilippinesSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:37
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