USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper
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US Navy to dismantle grounded ship in Philippines

31 January 2013 Last updated at 15:03 GMT

The US Navy plans to dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in Philippine waters.

It wants to break up the USS Guardian to prevent further damage to a Unesco heritage-listed marine park.

Kate McGeown reports.