Fishing Boat Sinks off Coast of Newfoundland

by | Feb 15, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

The Spanish fishing boat VILLA DE PITANXO sank off the coast of Newfoundland on February 15, 2022.  At the time, the vessel had 22 crew members on board.  The crew members were able to board life rafts to escape.  Presently three crew members have been rescued, and there are four confirmed deaths.  Search and rescue operations remain ongoing in an attempt to locate and save the remaining crew members.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic accident.

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.

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.

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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 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 to learn more about your rights.