The 224 foot long minesweeper USS Guardian went aground on Tubattaha Reef in the Philippines. The USS Guardian had departed from Subic Bay and was crossing the Sulu Sea toward Puerto Princesa City when the naval ship struck the reef. Initial inspection found no leaks and no pollution released. At least 10 meters of the reef was damaged by the grounding. No reports of injuries to the 81 sailors on board. Weather has hampered refloating efforts.
- U.S. Navy ship stuck on Philippine reef (upi.com)
- Navy Ship Runs Aground Off the Philippines’ Coast; Vessel and Crew Stranded (shippingtribune.com)