Worker Killed in Accident at Port of Savannah, Georgia

by | Apr 1, 2021 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a fatal accident at the Port of Savannah, Georgia on March 26, 2021.  A longshoreman at the Port died as a result of an incident involving a rubber-tired gantry crane.  It is unclear what occurred during the incident.  International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1475 member Stephen Cobb was pronounced dead at the scene.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this incident.

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 an explosion on board the car carrier HELIOS RAY on February 25, 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 Russian fishing trawler MELKART capsized on March 24, 2021.  A fire broke out on the general cargo ship BBC RHONETAL on March 25, 2021.  The cargo ship BERGFJORD struck a fishing vessel on March 25, 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.

Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members.  When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous incidents can result.  This not only puts the lives of hardworking seaman at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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 involving cranes throughout the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime injury and death cases on vessels.

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.