There was a fire on the bulk carrier AN CHANG while the vessel was in Rotterdam, Netherlands on September 8, 2021. According to reports, a fire broke out in the hold of the vessel while it was in port. The cargo is believed to be lithium batteries. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the fire. The vessel is owned and operated by COSCO Shipping Bulk Co Ltd.
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 an explosion on the bulk carrier ZILOS on August 31, 2021. A crew member on the fishing ship Moon Glow fell overboard late on September 2, 2021. Three workers inhaled poisonous gas while on board the livestock carrier FM SPIRIDON on September 3, 2021. A crew member on the product tanker MELIGUNIS M was killed by a broken mooring line on September 7, 2021. A recreational vessel capsized in Franklin County, Washington on September 9, 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 handled injury cases from vessel fires.
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 offshore injuries, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.