Fire on Commercial Fishing Vessel off Oregon Coast

by | Jun 20, 2022 | Maritime Law

There was a fire on board a commercial fishing vessel on June 18, 2022.  At the time of the incident, the boat was off the coast of Manzanita Beach in Oregon.  There was one person on board at the time, who made a distress call before being rescued by a samaritan vessel.  A boat from the United States Coast Guard also responded to the distress call.  It is unclear if the fisherman was burned or injured during the incident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A pontoon boat with 13 on board capsized on Lake Pueblo, Colorado on May 29, 2022.  There was a deadly collision between a personal watercraft and a pontoon boat in Sullivan County, Tennessee on May 30, 2022.  The chemical tanker CETUS sank on May 27, 2022.  There was a deadly boating accident on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana on May 30, 2022.   A shrimp boat caught fire in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 2, 2022.  There was a recreational boating accident on Lake Erie on June 6, 2022.  There was a recreational boat explosion on Lake Powell, Utah on June 7, 2022.  Two crew members were killed following an ammonia leak on board the fishing vessel Albacora Cuatro on June 15, 2022.

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.

Over 5,000 boating accidents occur each year, resulting in over 700 deaths. However, most of these accidents are preventable if boaters take the proper precautions. Before heading out on the water, it is essential to check the weather forecast and be aware of any potential storms.

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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.