There was a fire on board the ro-ro cargo ship Frijsenborg on December 24, 2021. At the time, the vessel was in the Pacific Ocean roughly 450 nautical miles off the Mexican coast. The ship was en route from Yokohama, Japan to Balboa, Panama. It is unclear what caused the fire in the engine room, but it was extinguished by the crew on board. It remains unknown if anyone was injured in the firefighting efforts.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A fire broke out on the general cargo ship AAL DALIAN on December 8, 2021 while the vessel was in Houston, Texas. There was an outbreak of COVID-19 on the container ship ROME EXPRESS. A recreational boat struck a jetty near Fort Pierce, Florida on December 25, 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.