U.S. Navy will hack minesweeper ship to pieces to remove it from sensitive reef near Philippines

Jan 29, 2013 Full story: Daily Mail 15

The U.S. Navy will hack apart a multimillion-dollar minesweeper ship caught on a coral reef in the Philippines, rather than risk further damage to the sensitive ecosystem.

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amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#1 Jan 29, 2013
out of the fat and into the fire.

the money spent on this recovery could build a nice home for every family wiped out from pablo and give them all money in the bank.

they probably have a 1/2 million a day just in equipment rental there and no one can make a single prudent decision.

dismantling doesnt seem to be such a good idea if you want to keep debris out of the water.

kind of like dressing a chicken while your in the bath tub?

look for 6 more months of this fiasco.
Filmalay

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Jan 29, 2013
amc wrote:
out of the fat and into the fire.
the money spent on this recovery could build a nice home for every family wiped out from pablo and give them all money in the bank.
they probably have a 1/2 million a day just in equipment rental there and no one can make a single prudent decision.
dismantling doesnt seem to be such a good idea if you want to keep debris out of the water.
kind of like dressing a chicken while your in the bath tub?
look for 6 more months of this fiasco.
If dismantling is the only way, go for it. As Pnoy said, save the reef and not the ship.
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#3 Jan 29, 2013
Why not just leave the ship and make barnacles and corals grow on it because corals love oxidized steel.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 29, 2013
Martin Nuke wrote:
Why not just leave the ship and make barnacles and corals grow on it because corals love oxidized steel.
It need to be sunk and settled to the bottom to keep it from drifting and prevent further damage. They think tanks must be in panic mood/mode and trying hard to be politically correct as what happens in highly controversial cases.
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#5 Jan 30, 2013
UNESCO will be the one to access the damage of the reef and is will also determine how much the US pay will pay the Philippines. So this is now an international matter.
heressssssss kenny

Philippines

#6 Jan 30, 2013
amc wrote:
out of the fat and into the fire.
the money spent on this recovery could build a nice home for every family wiped out from pablo and give them all money in the bank.
they probably have a 1/2 million a day just in equipment rental there and no one can make a single prudent decision.
dismantling doesnt seem to be such a good idea if you want to keep debris out of the water.
kind of like dressing a chicken while your in the bath tub?
look for 6 more months of this fiasco.
yup -if only they heeded the ten mile buffer zone -any news on the Capt's fate ??? keel hauled to start with i shouldnt wonder, then walk the plank hehe.
Balasubas

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jan 30, 2013
dismantling the ship is more dangerous to the environment, during the process Im sure there are still few fuel and oil there that will leak as a result of the dismantling whereas if they drag and tow it, its more safer.
Best View

Bedford, UK

#8 Jan 30, 2013
amc wrote:
out of the fat and into the fire.
the money spent on this recovery could build a nice home for every family wiped out from pablo and give them all money in the bank.
they probably have a 1/2 million a day just in equipment rental there and no one can make a single prudent decision.
dismantling doesnt seem to be such a good idea if you want to keep debris out of the water.
kind of like dressing a chicken while your in the bath tub?
look for 6 more months of this fiasco.
The Philippines wants to improve its navy, so why doesn't America just give the ship to the Philippine government. America can get rid of its problems and the Philippines has a modern warship. They will strap lots of their outrigger boats to it and paddle off to face the Chinese LOL!!
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#9 Jan 30, 2013
wish they would televise it.
AKongaunANobaun

Philippines

#10 Jan 31, 2013
They should chop-chop Don the unmerrycunt's ego as well.

Since: Apr 09

Olongapo City, Philippines

#11 Jan 31, 2013
idiots united wrote:
<quoted text> It need to be sunk and settled to the bottom to keep it from drifting and prevent further damage. They think tanks must be in panic mood/mode and trying hard to be politically correct as what happens in highly controversial cases.
Can't just sink a ship to become a reef. All toxic materials down to the wiring has to be removed. everything scrubbed and cleaned with chemicals worse than what would go into the water. it has to be done in a contained environment.

Since: Apr 09

Olongapo City, Philippines

#12 Jan 31, 2013
AKongaunANobaun wrote:
They should chop-chop Don the unmerrycunt's ego as well.
You just hate I'm always right. You and others would be right to if you bother to investigate before opening your yaps.

Since: Apr 09

Olongapo City, Philippines

#13 Jan 31, 2013
Martin Nuke wrote:
UNESCO will be the one to access the damage of the reef and is will also determine how much the US pay will pay the Philippines. So this is now an international matter.
So if the reef is damaged and we pay does that mean the Philippines will take that money and repair it???? Come on you know the answer to that.

Will anyone in here ask where that money goes? No!!

Since: Apr 09

Olongapo City, Philippines

#14 Jan 31, 2013
Best View wrote:
<quoted text>
The Philippines wants to improve its navy, so why doesn't America just give the ship to the Philippine government. America can get rid of its problems and the Philippines has a modern warship. They will strap lots of their outrigger boats to it and paddle off to face the Chinese LOL!!
LOLOL!!!!! The loud karaoke from the ship will give them away. A screeching Filipino rendition of "My Way" could be heard for a 100 miles!!!LOL!!!
amc

San Juan, Philippines

#15 Jan 31, 2013
Don the American wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't just sink a ship to become a reef. All toxic materials down to the wiring has to be removed. everything scrubbed and cleaned with chemicals worse than what would go into the water. it has to be done in a contained environment.
besides being wooden covered with fiberglass, its not a candidate.

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