Recreational Boat Sinks in Galveston, Texas – Two Missing

by | May 23, 2021 | Maritime Law

A small recreational boat sank in Galveston, Texas on May 21, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was west of the Galveston Causeway.  The 20-foot vessel sank around 6:30 at night, with five people on board.  Three people were rescued by a nearby vessel, while two were missing.  Although initial search and rescue operations were conducted by the Coast Guard, those efforts have been called off.  It is unclear what caused the vessel to sink.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic accident.

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.  There was a fire in the engine room on the container ship NYK DELPHINUS on May 14, 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.

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 that occurred on container ships.

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.