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Vessel Capsizes off Florida Coast – 6 Missing

| Feb 13, 2021 | Maritime Law

A vessel capsized off the coast of Florida on February 10, 2021.  The vessel capsized in in the water off Fort Pierce, Florida.  One individual were rescued by a nearby vessel, but six others remain missing.  Search and rescue operations are under way in an attempt to locate the remaining passengers.  It is unclear at this time what caused the vessel to capsize.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  On January 17, 2021, the Ukrainian cargo ship Arvin sank with 13 crew members on board.  The container ship Tanto Bersinar collided with the Tug Mitra Jaya XIX on January 23, 2021.  A worker on board a barge owned by Zito Fleeting fell overboard on January 26, 2021, when the vessel was in the Lower Mississippi River near Jefferson Heights in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.  The bulk carrier GIULIA I was struck by rough weather on January 26, 2021, resulting in one fatality and multiple injured crew men.  A small recreational boat capsized on January 29, 2021 in Avoyelles Parish, LA, killing one.  A recreational boat capsized on February 2, 2021 in San Augustine County, Texas.  A recreational boat struck a channel marker on February 2, 2021 in Rankin County, Pennsylvania, resulting in one death.  A fire broke out in the engine room of the container ship VERA RAMBOW on February 8, 2021.  A crew member on the Russian cargo ship ATLANTIC PROJECT II tragically lost his life on February 9, 2021, during cargo operations.  A tug boat capsized off the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada on February 11, 2021.  A recreational boat capsized off the coast of Oregon on February 11, 2021, killing two passengers.

A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment.  An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors.

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 recreational boating accidents.

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.