A boat sank after a fire and explosion at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, UK on Tuesday. The incident occurred around 9 pm. Nearby residents reported multiple explosions had occurred. At least injury has been reported.
Safety practices such as annual electrical inspections, employee fire training, regular fire drills, and the development of a pre-fire plan with the fire department can better prepare marinas for a vessel or dock fire. Safe marinas must follow industry accepted practices in order to ensure the safety of the public. Safety practices such as annual electrical inspections, employee fire training, fire drills, and the development of a pre-fire plan with the fire department can better prepare a marina’s staff and boat owners for a vessel or dock fire. When this is not done, workers can sustain injuries as a result.
The close proximity of vessels in marinas can cause fires to spread quickly, preventing evacuation. Marina owners should assess their own operations, consult relevant fire safety guidance, and review fire plans in concert with local fire departments. Marina boat owners should familiarize themselves with their marina’s fire plan and review their vessels’ potential fire hazards and firefighting equipment.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime fire and explosion litigation in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives as a result of the negligence of another party, or been seriously injured. The experienced fire and explosion attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a boat accident or fire. Our firm can assist those who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of another party. Please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.