Fire on Container Ship NYK DELPHINUS off California Coast

by | May 16, 2021 | Maritime Law

There was a fire in the engine room on the container ship NYK DELPHINUS on May 14, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was off the coast of Monterrey, en route to the Port Oakland.  There were were 24 people on board the vessel.  It is unclear what caused the fire or if anyone on board the vessel was injured.

The vessel is operated by Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd, and its registered owner is Tilran Shipping Inc.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  The jack up boat SEACOR POWER capsized on April 13, 2021 south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, with search and rescue operations continuing.  There was an explosion on board the yacht Carpe Aura on April 16, 2021.  There was a fire on board the container ship PRESIDENT EISENHOWER on April 28, 2021.  There was a recreational boating accident in Matagorda County, Texas on May 1, 2021.  The jack up rig VELESTO NAGA 7 sunk on May 3, 2021 while offshore the Malaysian state of Sarawak.  There was an explosion on the bulk carrier BERGE YOTEI on May 2, 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 seamen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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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.