11 Evacuated from Burning Boat on Potomac River

by | Sep 22, 2020 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury

A fire was reported on vessel near Gravelly Point on the Potomac River on Monday night.  D.C. fire and EMS crews surrounded the vessel to extinguish the fire and evacuate those on board.  The source of the fire appeared to be electrical in nature.  It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured in the fire.

Safe boat owners must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their vessels.  When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on board, dangerous fires and explosions can result.

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The experienced and aggressive boating fire attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.