Collision between Small Boat and Dredge in Georgia – Multiple Fatalities

by | Aug 30, 2021 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a tragic vessel collision in the Savannah River in Georgia on August 29, 2021.  In the accident near Elba Island, a small boat with seven passengers collided with a commercial dredge.  All seven passengers went into the river.  Luckily five were able to be rescued and taken to a local hospital for treatment.  The two other passengers were killed in the incident.  The U.S. Coast Guard has taken over the investigation.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a deadly incident on the cargo tanker GLOBAL LAKE on August 17, 2021.  There was an explosion on board a vessel in Shelter Island, New York on August 20, 2021.  There was a deadly accident involving a recreational boat on Lake Lewisville, Texas on August 22, 2021.  There was a deadly accident involving a vessel at Chatfield Reservoir, Colorado on August 22, 2021.  There was a fire on the fishing boat Siempre al Alba on August 23, 2021.  There was a fire on the cargo ship DELWIN MATTHEW on August 23, 2021.  There was an accident on the container ship EVER LIFTING on August 29, 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.

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 involving dredges.

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 an accident on a ship. 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.