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2013-01-17 Southeast Asia
US Navy Ship Stuck On Coral Reef In Philippines
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Posted by Steve White 2013-01-17 08:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1370 views ]  Top

#1 It had just completed a port call in Subic Bay..

In the old days that would warrant a 100% urine test of the command and crew, let alone a short arm inspection.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-17 08:40||   2013-01-17 08:40|| Front Page Top

#2 for everyone on the bridge
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-17 10:02||   2013-01-17 10:02|| Front Page Top

#3 "Oops..."
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-01-17 11:33||   2013-01-17 11:33|| Front Page Top

#4 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

She draws about 13 feet. Possibly high tide, emptying some tanks, or shifting some items aft.
I wonder if the sonar gear has been damaged.

for everyone on the bridge

A lot of that area is either uncharted or the charts are outdated. That said, I suspect the inquiry isn't going to be a wash.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-17 14:43||   2013-01-17 14:43|| Front Page Top

#5 the charts are outdated
Pappy, coral reefs don't grow that fast.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-01-17 19:12||   2013-01-17 19:12|| Front Page Top

#6 It had just completed a port call in Subic Bay..

In the old days that would warrant a 100% urine test of the command and crew, let alone a short arm inspection.

A couple of my shipmates had been on WestPac cruises back in the day. They said you could smell Subic (and Olongapo City) a day away.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-01-17 22:11||   2013-01-17 22:11|| Front Page Top

#7 Pappy, coral reefs don't grow that fast.

True. My remark referred to the possibility that the ship's charts had not been updated. Many times, also, charts are inaccurate (I remember seeing charts for regions in the Mid-East where the original Admiralty survey was in the late 1800s). Sometimes landmarks or navigational aids have changed.

Now, if they were relying solely on electronic navigation...
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-17 22:13||   2013-01-17 22:13|| Front Page Top

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