Update: Salvage plan of the grounded US Navy ship Approved

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President of the Philippine, Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the salvage operations plan of the United States Navy vessel that is going to take place until March, on the stuck USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reef off Sulu Sea.
"The president Benigno has approved it," stated the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Department Secretary, Ricky Carandang.
He also added that Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya represented the plan of the United States Navy in a meeting on Wednesday.
"We have closely reviewed the plan for salvage operation and we were assured that between their priorities is to have no further damage to the Tubbataha Reef," Abaya told in a separate press statement.
Abaya told that the government considered some factors and imposed certain conditions before giving clearance for the US Navy and merchant rescuers it has commissioned to approach the dismantling and vertical removal of the grounded US Navy vessel.
Under the salvage operation of the US Navy plan, the USS Guardian vessel is going to be cut in pieces before vertically extracting it from the site. No fuel has leaked since the grounding and all of the almost 15,000 gallons have been safely shifted off the vessel.