Thursday, July 27, 2006

Container Ship Runs Aground In St. Johns River

A 670-foot container ship ran aground in the St. Johns River when it collided with the jetties near the Little Jetties Park. Horizon Discovery from New York was freed the same night by tugboats and proceeded to Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Horizon Discovery
The Coast Guard did not observe oil or fuel leaking from the ship after its initial assessment, and said it would continue monitoring for leaks. Coast Guard inspectors from the Jacksonville sector are investigating the incident. No injuries were reported. The St. Johns River from Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville in Mayport to Blount Island was re-opened to commercial traffic the same night.

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