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Nation IN BRIEF : FLORIDA : Third Ship Runs Aground off Keys

November 12, 1989|From Times staff and wire reports

The Coast Guard refloated a 470-foot tanker off the Florida Keys as authorities assessed the damage to a fragile coral reef from the grounding, the third in less than three weeks. The Greek ship Elpis, carrying sugar and fuel oil, became lodged in the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary about five miles east of Key Largo. Officials were at a loss to explain the rash of accidents. There were no reports of any leaks from Elpis.

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