Thursday, February 07, 2013

Shade removed but growing darkness overwhelms

Part  I
“What is the US up to this time?”
- Kilusang Mayo Uno, workers unionist party

USS Cheyenne (SSN-773) "is also headed to the same path taken by the USS Guardian" (MCM-5).
Malacañang (office of the Philippines President) granted USS Cheyenne a diplomatic pass to enter Philippine waters and dock at Subic Bay.

On 17 January 2013 following a port call and fuel stop in Subic, [USS] Guardian proceeded across the Sulu Sea and entered the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.[2] After appearing on Park radar, at approximately 0400 hours local time Guardian was radioed a warning by park officials that the vessel had entered a restricted area.[3] Park officials claim their warning was met with disregard by Guardian, which radioed back to "bring [their] complaint to the U.S. Embassy."[4] Shortly thereafter, Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef about 130 kilometres (70 nmi) south east of Palawan in the Philippines.[5][6] - source

Strange trivia:  

Submarines are always silent and strange.


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