Recreational Boat Strikes Barge and Capsizes in Georgia

by | Apr 12, 2021 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

A recreational boat struck a barge and capsized on April 10, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.  At the time, the vessel was in the Savannah River near the Colonial Oil Dock.  After the collision, three people were ejected from the vessel.  Two of the passengers were rescued by a nearby dredge, but the third remains missing.  One of the passengers, a child, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Reports indicate that the passengers were a family from Hardeeville, South Carolina.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A crew member on the Russian cargo ship ATLANTIC PROJECT II tragically lost his life on February 9, 2021, during cargo operations.  A fire broke out on the offshore supply vessel GREATSHIP ROHINI on February 13, 2021, killing three crew members.  A fire broke out on the fish processing vessel Aleutian Falcon on February 17, 2021.  There was a boating accident in Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on March 6, 2021, resulting in one death and four passengers sustaining injuries.  A pilot fell while attempting to board the bulk carrier LORD NELSON on March 7, 2021. A pilot fell while attempting to disembark from the bulk carrier MARIA GS on March 14, 2021.  The fish carrier FENG HAI 78 struck the cargo ship FENG YAN 68 on March 27, 2021.  The container ship MSC TINA struck a pier while in port on March 27, 2021.  There was an incident involving the gantry crane on the container ship EVER GENTLE on March 27, 2021.  There was a collision between the bulk carrier HABCO PIONEER and a fishing vessel on April 3, 2021.  Four crew members inhaled ammonia gas on board the LPG tanker HAMBURG DW on April 6, 2021.  Two crew members sustained serious burn injuries on board the bulk carrier RAPALLO on April 7, 2021.  Two crew members were injured on the bulk carrier APL SOUTHAMPTON on April 8, 2021.  A fire broke out on board the container ship INTERASIA CATALYST beginning on April 5, 2021.

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.

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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 to learn more about your rights.