It could be that many of you have read or heard of a US Navy vessel going aground on January 17, 2013 on Tubbataha Reef. If you haven't or you really don't know the details behind this unfortunate event this article may offer you some insight of the incident.
The vessel involved was the USS Guardian (MCM-5), which was an Avenger-class mine countermeasures vessel. She was a fairly 'new' addition to the US Navy fleet....being launched on June 20th 1987.
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