There was a deadly carbon dioxide leak on board the car carrier SANG SHIN on September 27, 2021. At the time, the vessel was in the Changtu Shipyard Terminal in Zhejiang Province, China. The carbon dioxide leak occurred in the vessel’s engine room during an inspection of the vessel’s firefighting system. Three crew members were killed and two injured due to the exposure to the deadly gas.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. 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. The bulk carrier XIN HAI ZHOU 26 struck a fishing vessel on September 22, 2021. The ro-ro passenger ferry LCT LITE FERRY 3 capsized on September 24, 2021. Three crew members were killed in a deadly explosion on the tanker HUA HONG 18 on September 25, 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.
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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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.