Crew Member Falls Overboard from Fishing Vessel Moon Glow in Gulf of Mexico

by | Sep 5, 2021 | Maritime Law, Offshore accidents, Personal Injury

A crew member on the fishing ship Moon Glow fell overboard late on September 2, 2021.  According to reports, the crew member was attempting to free fishing nets which had become entangled in the ship’s propeller when he fell overboard.  At the time, the ship was about 35 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.  While in the water, the crew member was attacked and bitten by a shark.  He was able to be rescued and pulled back onto the vessel where a tourniquet was applied to his leg.  The U.S. Coast Guard was notified, and a rescue helicopter was sent for the fisherman.  The injured maritime worker was airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Moon Glow is a fishing vessel owned and operated by War Wagon, Inc., based in Brownsville, Texas.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  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.  During Hurricane Ida, Noble failed to evacuate crew members from the Noble Globetrotter II.  There was an explosion on the bulk carrier ZILOS on August 31, 2021.  There was a collision between the offshore supply vessel AMPI and an offshore gas platform on September 1, 2021.  Three workers inhaled poisonous gas while on board the livestock carrier FM SPIRIDON on September 3, 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 previously injured injury cases involving crew members who have gone overboard from a vessel.

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