Fire on Recreational Boat in Ocean City, Maryland

by | Aug 31, 2021 | Maritime Law

There was a fire on board a recreational boat in Ocean City, Maryland on August 29, 2021.  At the time, there were seven passengers on board.  It is unclear what caused the fire to break out on the vessel.  All passengers were able to be rescued by a nearby vessel which provided assistance.

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.  There was a tragic vessel collision in the Savannah River in Georgia on August 29, 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 to learn more about your rights.