Alaskan Dredge Capsizes – One Dead, One Missing

by | Oct 21, 2020 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

A dredge in Alaska capsized on October 15, 2020.  After the vessel capsized, one crewmember, Pavel Denisenko, was able to safely make it to shore.  Denisenko was transported to Norton Sound Regional Hospital for treatment.  Nome Volunteer Search and Rescue responded to the incident in order to search for the remain crewmembers on board.  The body of one of the crewmembers, Serhii Denysenko, washed up on shore on Sunday, October 18.  The third crewmember, Alexie Klutchnikov, remains missing at this time.

At the time of the deadly accident, the vessel was heading to Nome, Alaska.  The vessel has been identified as The Charlotte, a 32 foot boat converted into a gold mining dredge.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country on behalf of injured mariners from all over the world.  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 lawyers 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 and aggressive 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 to learn more about your rights.