17 Jan '13, 8am

Sasebo-based ship runs aground off Philippine coast

Sasebo-based ship runs aground off Philippine coast

Related USS Essex skipper relieved of command in wake of May collision 25 Navy commanders dismissed The USS Guardian, a Sasebo-based minesweeper, ran aground off the coast of the Philippines on Thursday morning. No one was injured. U.S. Navy photo The USS Guardian, a Sasebo-based minesweeper, ran aground off the coast of the Philippines on Thursday morning. No one was injured. U.S. Navy photo SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — A Sasebo-based minesweeper ran aground Thursday off the coast of the Philippines, Navy officials said. The USS Guardian, a 224-foot Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship with a crew of about 80, struck the Tubbataha Reef at 2:25 a.m. local time, according to a Navy statement. No one was injured and the cause of the grounding was under investigation. The ship had been transiting the Sulu Sea between the southwest Philippines and Malaysia after a port visit ...

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