There was a fire on board the tug boat BOJOMA 2906 on April 19, 2022. At the time, the vessel was in the Batang Hari River, Sumatra. The tug was attempting to receive fuel from a truck on land when a fire broke out on one of the vessel’s decks, engulfing the ship. The crew was able to extinguish the fire. It is unknown if anyone was injured during the fire.
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 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. The container ship SC PHOENIX caught fire on March 25, 2022 while in the Mediterranean Sea. The cargo ferry SAN GUILLERMO caught fire on March 26, 2022 while in the Gulf of California. A pontoon boat exploded in LaGrange, Wisconsin on April 1, 2022. There was a deadly recreational boating accident in North Stonington, Connecticut on April 15, 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 including those involving vessel fires.
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.