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Old 08-04-2013, 09:39   #301
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The USA has been fined $1.4 million for reef damages based on normal calculations per square foot.
Of course a few senators up for reelection are making noises that is not enough but Philippines President is satisfied surveyors under World Heritage supervision have imposed the legaly correct fine.
Latest report is that salvage and cleanup has cost US taxpayers $48 million
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Geeze....just pay the bill. US senators spend more US taxpayer money on themselves each year.
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Now only just a few days after the last piece was removed a Chinese fishing vessel with 12 on board has ran up on same Reef.

(Reports they were heard muttering in Chinese. ..."goddamed #%& Ipad")..
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Re: U.S. Navy ship goes aground due to bad charts

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A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef on April 8 is photographed on Wednesday in this picture provided by the Philippines Naval Forces West. The grounding comes after the removal of the US naval ship Guardian which also ran aground in the UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Re: U.S. Navy ship goes aground due to bad charts

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, steven_b.

Thanks for the info’.
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Re: U.S. Navy ship goes aground due to bad charts

So that Chineese Trawler will have to be carefully removed as well.!!

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Re: U.S. Navy ship goes aground due to bad charts

could they put a light on the reef maybe?

I guess there is a light. http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbla...3682ePh0qf.jpg

http://www.lakwatsero.com/spots/faro...fs-lighthouse/

So why do these people keep going a ground?

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/715...tubbataha-reef
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A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef on April 8 is photographed on Wednesday in this picture provided by the Philippines Naval Forces West. The grounding comes after the removal of the US naval ship Guardian which also ran aground in the UNESCO World Heritage site.


And yeah, the chart says there's a light on it (links to charts about a thousand messages ago)
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Dang that just sucks!! You know there's not going to be nearly the caution used to remove that one. :'( poor reef. I'm thinking we need some better charts or something.
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Re: U.S. Navy ship goes aground due to bad charts

Looks like it will be an easy pull-off as the weather is calm and it appears it did not run hard aground at speed.

My guess is the Chinese fishing boat was “prospecting” at night around the reef for some shark fins and cut the corner.
If so….Hope they throw the book at them!
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Looks like it will be an easy pull-off as the weather is calm and it appears it did not run hard aground at speed.

My guess is the Chinese fishing boat was “prospecting” at night around the reef for some shark fins and cut the corner.
If so….Hope they throw the book at them!
Close, but no cigar.

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I'd better get to the supermarket before the word gets around and the existing stock gets cleaned out.

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That is so sad…… Hope they catch the local suppliers
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Re: U.S. Navy ship goes aground due to bad charts

Pulled the fishing vessel off of reef after 2 weeks of twiddling their thumbs.

A lot to be said for steel hulls…..

Chinese Fishing Vessel Pulled from Tubbataha Reef | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News
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