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670-Foot Ship Runs Aground At Mayport

7:55 PM, Jul 26, 2006   |    comments
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By First Coast News Staff MAYPORT, FL -- The Coast Guard is now examining a 670 foot ship that ran aground off the shores of Mayport. The Horizon Discovery, a container ship, ran into rocks at the Little Jetties Park off Ocean Street Tuesday night. Early reports indicate mechnical failure caused the problem. Coast Guard officials tell First Coast News no one was hurt in the crash. They were concerned about possible contamination from leaked oil, but as of Wednesday, no pollution had been found in the water. The ship started turning around and moving back to shore for a thorough inspection just after 11:00 Tuesday night. The ship's owners say that is standard procedure in this type of instance.

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