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Passenger Ferry Capsizes in Philippines – 1 Dead

by | Sep 26, 2021 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

The ro-ro passenger ferry LCT LITE FERRY 3 capsized on September 24, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was attempting to berth at Ormoc City Port, Cebu, Philippines.  The bulk carrier was en route to Soviet Gavan, Russia at the time of the collision.  At the time, there were sixteen crew members on board, fifteen of which were able to be rescued.   Luckily there were no passengers on board at the time of this deadly capsizing.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly incident.

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.  The bulk carrier XIN HAI ZHOU 26 struck a fishing vessel on September 22, 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 arising from vessel capsizing

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.