This Jan. 17, 2013 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command (WESCOM) shows the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, after running aground off Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Manila, Philippines. Officials said no injuries were reported to the crew and Philippine authorities were trying to determine if the ship caused damaged to a marine park in a protected area. (AP Photo/AFP WESCOM)
The Guardian remains hard aground on Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines. In this view from Jan. 19, the ship, which struck the reef bow-on, has been swung broadside to the reef by wind and waves. The reef is clearly visible in the foreground.
Image Credit: Armed Forces of the Philippines
|A photo released on Jan. 18, 2013 by the Philippine Western Command (WESCOM) shows the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian after it ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef in the western Philippine island of Palawan on Jan. 17.|