The ro-ro ship AL SALMY 6 capsized in the Persian Gulf on March 17, 2022. According to reports, the vessel developed a heavy list when caught in rough weather. The vessel was en route to Umm Qasr, Iraq. At the time the vessel had thirty crew members on board. Search and rescue operations remain underway, with sixteen crew members having been rescued at this time. It is believed a number of other crew members are in life rafts.
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.
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. A safe shipping company must take into consideration weather and sea conditions, and adequately plan for it. It goes without saying that a cargo vessel must be loaded in a safe manner, with all cargo secured in the event the vessel encounters rough seas.
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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.