Recreational Boat Explosion in Shelter Island, New York

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Maritime Law

There was an explosion on board a vessel in Shelter Island, New York on August 20, 2021.  Reports indicate that a boat exploded at the Island Boatyard in West Neck Harbor.  The boat exploded shortly after refueling.  Four people were on board the vessel at the time of the explosion and resulting fire.  It is unclear at present if anyone sustained burns or injuries in the incident.

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.  There was a fire on board the fishing boat Baula X on August 17, 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.