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Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts

Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
well.. the guardian is done. Just read this morning they are planning on stipping the hull and then cutting her up to get the ship off of the reef.
Well, if it's an environmental disaster (*) they're wanting I can't think of a better way to do it.

Funny.. I thought this reef was supposed to be a highly-protected, tourist mecca etc. Maybe the US Navy at it's most clever??

* = If you don't know what happens when you cut up a ship on a reef, google "rena disaster" to find out.

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