The bulk carrier NAMURA QUEEN was hit by a missile on February 25, 2022. At the time, the vessel was at anchorage at Yizhniy Port, Ukraine. Reports indicate that some crew members were injured as a result. The impact resulted in a fire breaking out on the vessel, which was able to be extinguished.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. The Spanish fishing boat VILLA DE PITANXO sank off the coast of Newfoundland on February 15, 2022. There was a fire on the cargo ship FELICITY ACE on February 16, 2022. There was a vessel collision between the Dominic S and the Marilyn M in the early morning of February 23, 2022.
Safe maritime companies must regularly assess the geopolitical situation wherever their vessels are located. The war in the Ukraine serves as a reminder that vessels and their crew members can get caught in the middle of a war. This obligation is an ongoing one. Because the risks across the world are rapidly evolving, a company can not simply ignore them. While prior to a job it may be considered safe in a specific region, this can change rapidly. When ship operators fail to conduct regular assessments, whether due to cost-cutting or incompetence, of the safety of their vessels, dangerous incidents can result.
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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 maritime incident. 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.