Bulk Carrier Collides with Fishing Vessel – 1 Dead, 2 Missing

by | Sep 24, 2021 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

The bulk carrier XIN HAI ZHOU 26 struck a fishing vessel on September 22, 2021.  At the time, the vessels were in the East China Sea.  The bulk carrier was en route to Soviet Gavan, Russia at the time of the collision.  At the time, there were seven people on board the fishing vessel, which sank following the collision.  Reports indicate four crew members have been rescued, one body has been recovered, and two remain missing.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly vessel collision.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  During Hurricane Ida, Noble failed to evacuate crew members from the Noble Globetrotter II.  There was a fire on the general cargo ship LOA FORTUNE on September 10, 2021.  There was a fire on the vessel SETIA ABADI 2 on September 8, 2021.  There was a deadly  incident on the crude oil tanker ARAFURA on September 11, 2021. There was a fire on the product tanker SAMUS SWAN on September 11, 2021.  There was a deadly boating accident in Lee County, Alabama on September 13, 2021.  A fire broke out on the ro-ro cargo ship ATLANTIC PROVIDER on September 15, 2021.  A fire broke out on the container ship LUEBECK on September 16, 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.  There are guidelines and rules in place to prevent exactly this type of vessel collision.

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 previously handled injury cases arising from vessel collisions.

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 maritime injuries, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.