The fishing boat NJORD capsized in the North Sea on March 6, 2022. At the time, the vessel was about 100 nautical miles west of Stavanger, Norway and had 8 people on board. Following an emergency alert beacon, search and rescue operations began. Three of the people were rescued via a helicopter. The remaining five were rescued by a nearby offshore vessel the Olympic Challenger. One of the three people rescued by the helicopter later died at Haukeland University Hospital.
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. The bulk carrier NAMURA QUEEN was hit by a missile on February 25, 2022. There was an incident on the bulk carrier Richard Oldendorff on February 25, 2022. The bulk carrier BANGLAR SAMRIDDHI was hit by a missile on March 2, 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.
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.
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.