The cargo ferry SAN GUILLERMO caught fire on March 26, 2022 while in the Gulf of California. According to reports, the vessel was approaching Pichilingue, Gulf of California, Mexico when a fire broke out in a trailer on board. The fire quickly spread through the cargo deck. At the time, there were 24 passengers on board the ferry. Tugs assisted with firefighting activities in order to control the spread before the incident turned catastrophic. The vessel is owned and operated by Transportacion Maritima SA.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a vessel collision between the Dominic S and the Marilyn M in the early morning of February 23, 2022. There was a recreational boating accident in Tennessee on March 2, 2022. A pleasure boat capsized in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 5, 2022. The fishing boat NJORD capsized in the North Sea on March 6, 2022. There was an explosion and fire on the product tanker ship SMOOTH SEA 2 on March 9, 2022. The ro-ro ship AL SALMY 6 capsized in the Persian Gulf on March 17, 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 fishermen 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.