There was an accident in the engine room on the bulk carrier CRISTIN on September 11, 2020. At the time, the ship had a cargo of fertilizer and was en route from Damietta, Egypt to Barletta, Italy. The type of incident has not been reported at this time, but it disabled the vessel for a period of time. One crewmember, an oiler, was severely injured and in need of medical evacuation. Once the vessel was able to resume its voyage, the injured seaman was able to be air-lifted to Crete. His condition is unknown. Based on the location of the incident, the disabling of the ship, and the severe injuries sustained by at least crewmember, it may have been a fire or explosion that occurred on board.
The CRISTIN is a bulk carrier that sails under the flag of Italy and was built in 2008. The ship is owned and operated by MGD Shipping SpA.
It can be dangerous to work in any profession when safety considerations are not taken into account. This is especially so when working on a vessel. Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure loss of engine power does not occur. When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous accidents can happen.
Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country. Our attorneys have previously represented the family members of foreign seamen who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in numerous accidents all over the world. The experienced maritime 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.