Fire Set by Terrorists on Saudi Oil Platform

by | Nov 13, 2020 | Maritime Law

A fire broke out on an oil distribution station floating platform on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  The floating platform is located in the southern Saudi region of Jazan.  Early reports indicate that Houthi-backed terrorists set the fire.  It is unclear at this time the extent of damage, or if anyone sustained injuries.

Any time American workers are performing work overseas, safety considerations must be paramount.  Safe companies have policies and procedures in place to ensure that if the safety of their workers, employees, or contractors cannot be guaranteed, then they will be immediately evacuated from the dangerous environment.  This is what the custom and practice of the industry requires.  All reasonable and appropriate efforts to provide a safe working environment for their workers must be taken.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has handled offshore platform fire and explosion lawsuits throughout the country on behalf of injured workers from all over the world.  Spagnoletti Law Firm previously represented the family members of Filipino offshore workers who were on the Black Elk Energy offshore oil platform that exploded in 2012.  The firm also has experience in filing lawsuits on behalf of those injured in terrorist attacks.  Our lawyers have extensive experience in offshore 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.