Recreational Fishing Boat Capsizes in Maryland – One Dead

by | Sep 30, 2021 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

A recreational boat capsized in Maryland on September 29, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was crab fishing in Reed’s Creek with four people on board.  According to reports, the vessel was trot lining in the area, when the line caught in the vessel’s propeller.  While attempting to untangle the line, the boat was struck with multiple waves which resulted in its capsizing.  All four were able to be pulled out of the water by a nearby samaritan vessel.  One of the passengers, Harry “Randy” Williams Jr., was unconscious, and eventually passed away from his injuries.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. 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.  There was a deadly accident involving a recreational boat in Oregon on September 26, 2021. There was a deadly carbon dioxide leak on board the car carrier SANG SHIN on September 27, 2021.  The ro-ro cargo ship IVAN capsized on September 29, 2021.

A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment.  An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors.  Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable.

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 extensive experience in injury and death cases that occurred on recreational boats.

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 this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.