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Three People Killed in Boat Fire on Lake St. Clair, Michigan

| Jul 5, 2021 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a fire on board a 38 foot boat in Macomb County, Michigan on July 3, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was at Fox Marine in suburban Detroit, Michigan.  It is unclear what caused the fire at this time.  Nearby vessel owners reported smoke coming from the cabin’s windows.  Three people on board were killed in the fire.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this incident.

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.  The jack up rig VELESTO NAGA 7 sunk on May 3, 2021 while offshore the Malaysian state of Sarawak.  A small recreational boat sank in Galveston, Texas on May 21, 2021.  A small recreational boat struck a concrete pier in Etowah County, Alabama on May 22, 2021.  A fire broke out in the engine room on board the products tanker SEALINK UTSHAB on May 23, 2021.  The offshore supply tug INSPECTA 7 sank on June 2, 2021.  There was a fire on board the container ship MSC Teresa on June 16, 2021.  The general cargo ship PIONEER STAR sank on June 20, 2021.  There was a fire on board the bulk carrier MORNINGSTAR on June 20, 2021.  There was a fire on board the container ship MSC Messina on June 24, 2021.  There was a fire on board the cargo ship KIRSTEN B on June 23, 2021.  A fire broke out on the general cargo ship URA on June 29, 2021.  The fishing ship Pneuma sank on July 1, 2021.  There was a fire on the container ship DOLE COLOMBIA on June 30, 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.  Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable.

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 injury and death cases that occurred on recreational boats.

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.