A fire broke out on the bulk carrier ALMIRANTE STORNI on December 4, 2021. At the time, the vessel was at Gothenburg anchorage, Sweden. It is unclear what caused the fire to break out. The cargo on board the boat is timber, which was fueled the fire. Firefighting has been underway over the past two days in an attempt to contain the blaze. It is unclear if anyone has been injured in the fire.
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. There was a vessel collision between the product tanker ATLANTIC GRACE and the bulk carrier AVIATOR on November 26, 2021. There was a boating accident on the Pearl River near Bogalusa, Louisiana on November 29, 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 fires and explosions.
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 fire or explosion while on a vessel or offshore platform. 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.