Two crew members sustained injuries on the Greek bulk carrier BLUE BOSPORUS on December 1, 2020. At the time the vessel was anchored at English Bay, Vancouver. The workers entered a lifeboat during drills on the vessel, when the lifeboat accidentally released and fell into the water below. Both crew members have been taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment. It is unclear at this time if the incident was the result of equipment failure, or the negligence of the crew of the vessel. The registered owner of the vessel is Falcon Shipholding Inc. It is operated by Apollonia Lines SA.
It can be dangerous to work in any profession when safety considerations are not made. This is especially so when working on a vessel. Safe maritime companies must consider take necessary precautions to ensure that their ships do not put the lives of crew members at risk. The risks of catastrophic injury or kidnapping due to malfunctioning equipment should always be considered by safe vessel operators. When ship operators fail to account for the hazards posed by equipment failure, catastrophic injuries or deaths can result.
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, including lawsuits involving accidental release of a lifeboat.
The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was injured on a lifeboat. 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.