Posted by: arbeam | March 4, 2013

USS Guardian (MCM-5)

130302-N-KL617-056SULU SEA (March 2, 2013) The U.S. Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) is seen with with the upper half of its superstructure, funnel and mast removed while undergoing the process of being salvaged and dismantled. 130302-N-VF350-073Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef Jan. 17. The U.S. Navy and contracted salvage teams continue damage assessments and the removal of equipment and parts to prepare the grounded ship to be safely dismantled and removed from Tubbataha Reef. The U.S. Navy continues to work in close cooperation with the Philippine authorities to safely dismantle Guardian from the reef while minimizing environmental effects.130302-N-VF350-078






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