The dredge barge Capt Leo II capsized and sank on August 4, 2021. At the time, the vessel was in the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. According to reports, the vessel rolled over onto its side early in the morning. The Coast Guard dispatched a vessel to the scene. A salvage and cleanup operation was conducted. At the time of the incident, there were no crew members on board. The dredge is owned by Marcol Dredging Company.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a fire on board the tanker ship KETALING on July 10, 2021 while the vessel was drydocked. There was a deadly boating accident on Seneca Lake, New York on July 10, 2021. There was a deadly boating accident on Lake Texoma, Oklahoma on the morning of July 10, 2021. There was an explosion on a recreational boat on Lake Mead, Nevada on the morning of July 10, 2021. There was a fire on a vessel off the coast of Carlsbad, California on July 15, 2021. A recreational boat capsized in Boston, Massachusetts on July 17, 2021. There was a deadly boating accident on Lake Tobesofkee, Georgia on July 24, 2021. There was fire on a vessel on Lake Wawasee near Syracuse, Indiana on July 24, 2021. The cargo ship SUVARI H sank on July 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 dredge barge. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to dredge accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.