Recreational Boating Accident near Ipswich, Massachusetts

by | Jun 27, 2022 | Maritime Law

There was a boating accident off the coast of Ipswich, Massachusetts on June 25, 2022.  A small boat capsized off the coast with five people on board.  According to reports, a nearby vessel was able to rescue the occupants from the water.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  Two crew members were killed following an ammonia leak on board the fishing vessel Albacora Cuatro on June 15, 2022.  There was a fire on board a commercial fishing vessel off the coast of Oregon on June 18, 2022.  There was a fire on board the yacht Elusive on June 18, 2022, while in the Piscataqua River, New Hampshire.  There was a fire on board the container ship MSC RACHELE on June 21, 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.

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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 to learn more about your rights.