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    • 2nd salvage ship arrives at reef today 

      Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, February 16, 2013, on page A2)
      The United States has sent salvage ship Jascon-25 to Tubataha Reef to cut to pieces and remove the USS Guardian, a minesweeper, that ran aground in the protected marine sanctuary, coast guard officials said on Friday. Coast ...
    • China ship conks out near tubbataha reef 

      Zurbano, Joel E.; Solmerin, Florante S. (Manila Standard, March 6, 2013, on page A3)
      The Coast Guard has dispatched its search-and- rescue ship to help the crew members of a Chinese vessel whose engine quit southwest of the Tubbataha Reef, an official said Tuesday. The BRP Pampanga was deployed to help the ...
    • The fight to rehabilitate Philippine coral reefs 

      Yan, Gregg (Manila Standard, February 11, 2010, on page D7)
      Through my foggy mask, I make out my dive buddy giving the go signal. I back-roll, in-gloriously, into the turquoise waters in northern Batangas in the Philippines. Scant seconds pass as I find my bearings, but soon the ...
    • The sorry state of our reefs 

      Quiboloy, Apollo (Manila Standard, February 4, 2013, on page A5)
      In a voyage that should merit a “What Went Wrong?” episode, an American minesweeper equipped to spot mines as small as a basketball smashed into a protected reef the size of 2.4 million basketball courts. For that blunder, ...
    • Trump's son call US plan to dismantle ship 'stupid' 

      Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, February 1, 2013, on page A2)
      Donald Trump Jr., the son of real estate mogul Donald Trump, blasted Washington on Thursday for agreeing to cut into sections the USS Guardian, the US minesweeper which crashed into the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan on Jan. ...
    • Tubbataha Group tells Us Embassy: Pay for coral damages 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, January 9, 2014, on page A3)
      In its continuing quest to seek settlement for damages caused on more than 2,000 square meters of corals in the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park by the USS Guardian, Tubbataha Management Office(TMO) top executive Angelique ...
    • Tubbataha sets April timetable 

      Zurbano, Joel E.; Pañares, Joyce Pangco (Manila Standard, February 8, 2013, on page A3)
      Task Force Tubbataha targets removal of USS Guardian by April 9 Coast Guard commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said on Thursday. “The timetable is April but it will depend on sea and weather condition in the area,” ...
    • 'Tubbataha' to cut US ship in 4 sections 

      Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, March 26, 2013, on page A3)
      On the final stage of dismantling a US ship that ran aground on Tabbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, salvor ships and crew will cut the hull in four sections this week and bore holes for steel cables of giant cranes that will ...
    • US aid for reef rehab up 

      Pañares, Joyce Pangco; Solmerin, Florante S. (Manila Standard, February 4, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      The United States government has unveiled a package of targetted assistance, including a P4 million grant for coral restoration research, for the Tubbataha Reef which has been damaged by a US Navy minesweeper that got ...
    • US pays P87m for Tubbataha reef damage 

      Barcelo, Vito; Solmerin, Florante (Manila Standard, February 19, 2015, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippine government has received P87.03 million from the US government as payment for the damage caused by a US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef two years ago, the Department of Foreign ...