There was a vessel collision between the product tanker ATLANTIC GRACE and the bulk carrier AVIATOR on November 26, 2021. At the time, the two ships were in the Gulf of Kutch, India. Reports indicate the bow of the ATLANTIC GRACE struck the AVIATOR portside in its cargo hold area. Following the collision the ships remained coupled to prevent water ingress into the bulk carrier which may have been breached. The ATLANTIC GRACE is owned by US-based Heroic Hera Inc. and operated by Norient Product Pool ApS. The AVIATOR is owned by Liberator Maritime Company and operated by Evalend Shipping Co SA.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A recreational boat capsized in Gloucester County, New Jersey on November 13, 2021. The fishing vessel Desire capsized off the coast of Oregon on November 15, 2021. A fire broke out on the tanker ship CHEMICAL MASTER on November 22, 2021. A recreational boat capsized in Port Isabel, Texas on November 24, 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 collisions.
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 a vessel collision. 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.