There was a fire on the bulk carrier ROYAL JADE on January 19, 2022. At the time, the vessel was at the Port of Karachi, Pakistan. Reports indicate the fire began in the vessel’s cargo, wheat which had been brought from Russia. It is unclear what led to the fire, or if any crew members were injured in firefighting efforts.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A recreational boat struck a jetty near Fort Pierce, Florida on December 25, 2021. There has been a deadly COVID-19 outbreak on the bulk carrier TZAREVNA. There was a deadly accident on the general cargo ship TIKSY on December 31, 2021. There has been a COVID-19 outbreak on the container ship MSC BRANKA. There has been a COVID-19 outbreak on the container ship CAPE KORTIA. There was a fire on the fishing boat Jenna Dawn on January 1, 2022.
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.