There was a fire on the mobile offshore drilling unit PRIDE WISCONSIN while it was located onshore in Sabine Pass, Texas on February 24, 2022. The incident occurred on an out-of-service rig at Port City Partners Marine Yard. Early reports indicate the rig was in the process of being scrapped when it caught fire. At least nine workers were trapped at the top of the rig while it burned. The U.S. Coast Guard was able to conduct an aerial rescue with a helicopter and rescue the workers before they were killed. It is unclear at present what caused the fire.
Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their workers and the general public. When this isn’t done, dangerous incidents can result. At this time it is unknown what caused the fire.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has handled numerous lawsuits involving mobile offshore drilling units on behalf of injured workers from all over the world. Our lawyers have extensive experience in offshore personal injury and wrongful death litigation 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 experienced and aggressive maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this fire. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to offshore accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.