There was a fire on board the fishing boat Baula X on August 17, 2021. Reports indicate that the boat caught fire about 150 miles from the southern coast of Costa Rica. Three people on board the vessel abandoned ship. The three individuals were rescued by a United States Coast Guard cutter that was located nearby. It is unclear at present what caused the fire on board.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. The dredge barge Capt Leo II capsized and sank on August 4, 2021. There was a fire on board the livestock carrier ELBEIK on August 6, 2021. The general cargo ship SAINT PROVIDENCE experienced a flooded engine room on August 7, 2021. A fire broke out on the fishing ship TAMANGO on August 8, 2021. On August 7, 2021, there was a deadly collision between an Inland Marine Service towing vessel and a small fishing boat. A fire broke out on the general cargo ship HAGLAND BORG on August 13, 2021. A party boat on Lake Conroe, Texas capsized late on August 14, 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 vessel fires and explosions.
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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.