A crew member was electrocuted on board the bulk carrier COSCO WUYISHAN on August 17, 2022. At the time, the vessel was in Veracruz, Mexico. The crew member was electrocuted while performed his job duties on the ship. Additional details have not yet been released.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a collision between the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl and the fishing boat Gabby G off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts on July 30, 2022. Two boats collided in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Freeport, Texas on August 6, 2022. There was a deadly boating accident in Decatur County, Tennessee on August 6, 2022. A swimmer was struck by a boat in Canaan, New York on August 6, 2022. There was a fire on board the landing craft WESTERN STAR on August 17, 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.
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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.