Grounded USS Guardian Vessel to Be Dismantled

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The US Navy Minesweeper USS Guardian which ran aground on the 17th of January, 2013 while transiting the Sulu Sea, will have to be dismantled and transported in sections, informed the the Military.
The Coast Guard of the Philippines is still observing work activities scheduled under the salvage actions expected to finish in a month.
“Our marine architecture and salvage professionals have revised all possible alternatives, and our only supportable one is to brake up the damaged vessel and remove it in pieces,” informs the citing the spokesman of Pacific Fleet.
“We have a team of skilled and experienced experts to manage this complicated operation and to assure that it is made safely while minimizing damage to the surrounding marine environment. We are expecting the 1st floating crane to arrive in a few days and the dismantling to take over 1 month — we are going to work to manage the operation as soon as safety, weather and environmental protection allows.”
The US Navy had recently removed 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 671 gallons of lubricating oil from the grounded vessel.
The crew members of the USS Guardian vessel returned to their homeport of Sasebo.
There are 2 heavy lift vessels fitted with cranes that are en route to remove the grounded ship.