29 Jan '13, 11am

Minesweeper trapped on reef to be broken up

Minesweeper trapped on reef to be broken up

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2013/01/dn-trapped-minesweeper-to-be-broken-up-012913/ Minesweeper trapped on reef to be broken up By Christopher P. Cavas - Staff writer Posted : Tuesday Jan 29, 2013 6:25:36 EST Caught between the jagged coral of an ocean reef and Filipino environmental and political concerns, the Navy says it will cut up the trapped Guardian and take it away piece by piece. “Our only supportable option is to dismantle the damaged ship and remove it in sections,” Capt. Darryn James, spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Tuesday. The decision, James said, keeps salvage equipment in deeper water and minimizes further damage to the coral reef. The salvage plan, he said, aims to “safely remove individual sections of the ship without causing the release of harmful materials.” More on the Guardian: • Minesweeper remains stuck, assessment begins (1/22) • Stran...

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Trapped U.S. Navy Minesweeper To Be Broken Up

Trapped U.S. Navy Minesweeper To Be Broken Up

defensenews.com 29 Jan '13, 11am

Caught between the jagged coral of an ocean reef and Filipino environmental and political concerns, the U.S. Navy says it ...