Grounded US Navy minesweeper to be lifted off reef by Smit

The Sheerlegs “Smit Cyclone” and OSV/DSV “Smit Borneo” are enroute to salvage the USS Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef. Vessels expected to arrive onsite Jan 30th and will lift the vessel onto a barge or HLV for transport to a US shipyard. Smit Cyclone is a 1,000 mt capacity and Smit Borneo has a fully revolving 500 mt capacity crane.