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Shipping Companies Fight $6 Million Fine for Damaging Reef off Lauderdale


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David Fleshler

Source:The Sun Sentinel

July 18, 2010


An environmental accident off the Fort Lauderdale coast has generated a legal fight between state regulators and two foreign shipping companies.


The Spar Orion, a 623-foot cargo ship carrying powdered cement, ran aground north of Port Everglades early on the morning of May 17, 2006, smashing part a coral reef.


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