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Redistribution of Red Hill fuel sparks controversy in Philippines

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                U.S. Navy crew members stand on a vessel for the media with the Yosemite Trader and a tug boat visible as it began its voyage to the Philippines from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 20.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    U.S. Navy crew members stand on a vessel for the media with the Yosemite Trader and a tug boat visible as it began its voyage to the Philippines from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 20.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Yosemite Trader was the last tanker filled with fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility site to leave Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 20.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Yosemite Trader was the last tanker filled with fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility site to leave Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 20.

Just before Christmas, commanders hailed the departure of the Yosemite Trader — a commercial ship carrying the last shipment of “usable” fuel from Red Hill — as it sailed from Pearl Harbor bound for Subic Bay. Read more

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