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Search back on for MH370 wreckage

A Royal Australia Air Force AP-3C Orion takes off from RAAF Base Pearce in Perth, Australia to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. As frustration was setting in, calmer seas returned Wednesday and the search for the remains of Flight 370 began anew in remote waters of the Indian Ocean off western Australia. AP

The search for wreckage of crashed Flight MH370 resumed Wednesday after the weather improved, with Chinese ships and Korean planes joining the hunt over a vast stretch of the Indian Ocean.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Civilian shoots US Navy sailor; is also shot dead

In this May 26, 2004 file photo, the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer, moves up the Hudson River in New York during Fleet Week. A sailor was fatally shot aboard the USS Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk late Monday, March 24, 2014, and security forces killed a male civilian suspect, base spokeswoman Terri Davis said. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

A civilian boarded a U.S. Navy destroyer at the world’s largest naval base late at night, took a weapon from a sailor who was standing watch and used it to shoot and kill another sailor who was trying to help his embattled colleague, Navy officials said Tuesday.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Manager of Asian firm pleads guilty in Navy case

A manager of a Singapore-based company accused of bilking the U.S. Navy out of millions of dollars pleaded guilty Tuesday in the case.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Navy searches for 2 sailors after chopper crash

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A US Navy helicopter crashed into the Red Sea on Sunday and a search was underway for two of the five crew members, the military said.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Warships ready to ‘strike hard’ if called upon— US Navy

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US warships in the Mediterranean remain ready to “strike hard” against the Syrian regime if ordered by President Barack Obama, the Navy’s top civilian said on Wednesday.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Navy to retrieve bombs it dropped over Barrier Reef

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An undated handout photo released on March 1, 2012 by the Catlin Seaview Survey shows Australian scientists mapping the iconic Great Barrier Reef with a custom-built underwater camera. An estimated 50,000 panoramas, shot in 360-degree high-definition detail, will be uploaded to Google's Panoramio photo site for use on Google Maps and Google Earth in a kind of "Street View" under the ocean. AFP PHOTO / Catlin Seaview Survey

The United States Navy said Friday it will spearhead a search for four unarmed bombs it dropped over Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and make sure they are safely removed.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US considers salvaging bombs from Barrier Reef

In this Sept. 12, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps., Capt. Andrew D'Ambrogi, Marine Attack Squadron 211 pilot, prepares to land an AV-8B Harrier at Auxiliary Airfield II, a simulated amphibious assault ship flight deck on the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Yuma, Ariz. Two U.S. fighter jets have dropped four unarmed bombs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park when a training exercise went wrong, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. AP

The U.S. Navy said on Monday it is considering salvaging four unarmed bombs dropped by U.S. fighter jets into Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park last week when a training exercise went wrong.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US Navy bolsters presence in Gulf

The US Patrol Coastal ship USS Tempest (PC 2) transits from Khalifa Bin Salman Port to Mina Salman Pier in Bahrain on July 3, 2013. The arrival of Tempest, USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) and USS Squall (PC 7) brings the total number to eight PCs here to support maritime security operations and security cooperation efforts in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility. AFP/HO/US NAVY/MCS1 (SW) STEPHEN MURPHY

The US Navy has deployed three additional coastal patrol ships to its Fifth Fleet headquarters in Bahrain, bolstering America’s presence in the strategic Gulf, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Officials seek fines for reef damage by USS Guardian

Tubbataha Reef Parks officials aired the hope, on Sunday, that the US Navy would pay the “appropriate fine” for the damage to the reef caused by the Jan. 17 grounding of the USS Guardian.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

US minesweepers engines removed as dismantling continues

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The USS Guardian dismantling operation continued on Thursday after the grounded US Navy minesweeper’s four engines were removed and transferred to a barge by the lead crane ship Jascon 25, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bigger crane ship due in Tubbataha on Saturday

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The USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is still stuck after running aground Tubbataha Reefs, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Sulu Sea, in this Jan. 17 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. AP FILE PHOTO

The second, bigger crane ship that would help remove portions of the USS Guardian, which remains stuck in Tubbataha Reef in Palawan, is expected to arrive at the site on Saturday, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BFAR team sails to Tubbataha to assess reef damage

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The USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is still stuck after running aground Tubbataha Reefs, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Sulu Sea, in this Jan. 17 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–A 19-man team from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is sailing to Tubbataha Reef to closely assess the damage caused by the USS Guardian and determine what needs to be done to revive some of the “wounded” coral habitats.   BFAR assistant director Benjamin Tabios, said the agency has deployed its marine [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

72 US sailors leave ship stuck in Tubbataha Reef

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The USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is still stuck after running aground Tubbataha Reefs, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Sulu Sea, in this Jan. 17 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. AP FILE PHOTO

The US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef remained stuck at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park for the second day on Friday but most of the US sailors had left the ship for safety reasons after initial efforts to free the vessel failed, the US Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement on Friday.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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