A fishing boat sank off the Coast of Massachusetts on Monday. At the time, the Emmy Rose was en route from Portland, Maine to Gloucester, Massachusetts. It sank about twenty miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts. The vessel had four crew members on board at the time of the incident. Tragically, the United States Coast Guard was unable to locate any survivors. The crew members have been identified as Jeff Matthews, Ethan Ward, Michael Porpa, and Capt. Robert Blethen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this tragedy.
The vessel was owned and operated by Maine-based Boat Aaron & Melissa Inc.
A vessel sinking can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices or a lack of equipment. A sinking boat can often be a result of a combination of the above factors. The unfortunate reality is that many maritime companies cut corners, which puts the lives of their workers and the general public at risk on a daily basis. Safe boat owners and operators must have adequate procedures in place to govern the work performed by the crew to ensure the safety of everyone on board.
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 extensive experience in maritime injury and death cases involving vessel collisions.
The experienced and aggressive vessel accident 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.