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Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts
Damn, this is sounding worse all the time...
The comments from the superintendent of Tubbataha Marine Park, Angelique Songco, added to growing anger in the Philippines over the incident, for which the U.S. Navy has apologized but may still face fines.
Park rangers radioed the USS Guardian to advise it was nearing the Tubbataha Reef on Thursday, but the ship captain insisted they raise their complaint with the U.S. embassy, Songco told reporters.
She said shortly after the warning, the 224-foot vessel became stuck on part of Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Sulu Sea about 80 miles southeast of the western island of Palawan.
Stranded Navy Ship Takes on Water | Weather News | Weather Underground