Collision between Two Boats in San Francisco, California

by | Jul 1, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a boating accident near Angel Island in San Francisco, California on June 30, 2022.  A boat collided with a sailboat, resulting in the sole occupant on the pleasure boat being ejected.  According to reports, he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.  It is unclear what led to the collision at this time.

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 small recreational boat capsized off the coast of Ipswich, Massachusetts on June 25, 2022.  A speedboat capsized while traveling on the Pend Oreille River on June 28, 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.