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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 US embassy, Ms Songco told reporters on Monday.t
A US Navy minesweeper that has been stuck on a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines since last week ignored warnings to avoid the area, a Philippine government official sayst
Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
somebody is getting fired!
Originally posted by roadgravel
coral reef in the Philippines
Originally posted by Sublimecraft
As a Captain myself, something is not right here.
1. A Captain NEVER ignores restricted zones, datum depths or deviations from passage plans (unless drunk or preoccupied by a fine female)
2. He is responsible for his vessel and her manoeuvres - not the "US Embassy".
Therefore , I say with all conviction that he was ordered to that area by his superiors, and probably did so under protest.
Be very careful in demonizing the Captain and his crew - something is seriously wrong with this scenario. We are not being told the full storyedit on 21-1-2013 by Sublimecraft because: (no reason given)
Maybe they were laying mines instead of trying to find them, dun dun