There was a fire on the cargo ship FELICITY ACE on February 16, 2022. At the time, the vessel had 22 crew members on board. The vessel was near the Azores Island at the time, en route from Germany to Davisville, Rhode Island. The fire is reported to have begun in the vessel’s hold. The vessel was carrying over 4,000 luxury cars at the time. The Portuguese Navy assisted with rescuing the crew members on board.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a deadly incident on board the bulk carrier MATHILDE OLDENDORFF on January 29, 2022. There was an explosion on board the floating production storage vessel TRINITY SPIRIT on February 3, 2022. On February 6, 2022, the Captain on the shrimp boat LADY NORA fell overboard after slipping on the vessel. There was a deadly recreational boating accident on February 13, 2022, in Lower St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. The Spanish fishing boat VILLA DE PITANXO sank off the coast of Newfoundland on February 15, 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.
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 disaster. 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.