The Korean cable laying ship RESPONDER sunk on September 12, following a 12-hour long battle with a fire on board the vessel. The ship sunk near southern tip of Tsushima island, East China Sea. A fire broke out on board the Korean cable laying ship on September 11, 2020. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. 60 crew members were on board the vessel at the time of the fire, and all have been evacuated. It is unknown at this time if any of the crew have sustained injuries or burns.
The RESPONDER is a cable laying vessel built in 2000. It is owned and operated by the Korean company KT Submarine Co Ltd.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has handled maritime lawsuits of all kinds in Courts 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. Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation 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 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 fire. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.