There was an explosion on the tug boat BLUE DRAGON on July 23, 2022. At the time, the tug boat was in a river in Indonesia waiting for a barge to be loaded with coal. There were twelve people on board at the time of the explosion. Four people were burned, and one remains missing at present. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a collision between two boats near Angel Island in San Francisco, California on June 30, 2022. A recreational boat caught fire in Lake Texoma, Oklahoma on July 2, 2022. A fire broke out on the oil tanker ADVANTAGE SUMMER on July 17, 2022. A pilot was killed during a boarding accident involving the product tanker ALHENA on July 18, 2022. A fire broke out on a small boat on Lake Lanier in Georgia on July 24, 2022.
It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously. This is especially so when working on a large ship. Safe maritime companies must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of their crew members at risk. Safe maritime companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, as well as ensuring its crew members are adequately trained.
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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.