Recreational Boating Accident in Savannah, Georgia

by | May 6, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly boating accident in Savannah, Georgia on May 5, 2022.  Early Thursday morning, three fishermen were heading offshore when their boat struck a day marker in the Wilmington River near the Savannah Yacht Club.  One of the fisherman sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he lost his life.  The victim has been identified as local resident Joseph Moore.  Day markers are used on the Intracoastal Waterway to provide information to boaters about where the boat should be operated.  It is unknown at this time of the day marker was unlit, or had necessary reflective characteristics so that a vessel could identify it at night.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this accident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a collision between the container ship TROPIC FREEDOM and the cruise ship MARINER OF THE SEAS on April 20, 2022.  There was a deadly explosion on board the chemical tanker NCC SAFA on April 20, 2022.  There was a fire on board the cargo ship KELLY ALAFIA on April 22, 2022.  The Japanese tour boat KAZU 1 capsized on April 23, 2022 with twenty-six people on board.

A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment.  An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors.  Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable.

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 capsized vessels.

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.