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Stranded US Navy ship ignored warnings: Philippines

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A US Navy minesweeper that has been stuck on a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines since last week ignored warnings to avoid the area, a government official said on Monday. 

This photo, taken on January 19, 2013 by the Philippine Western Command (WESCOM), shows an aerial shot of US Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, as it remains trapped on the Tubbataha Reef after it ran aground near the south-western Philippine island of Palawan.

The comments from the superintendent of Tubbataha marine park, Angelique Songco, added to growing anger in the Philippines over the incident, for which the US Navy has apologised but may still face fines.

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