There was a fire on board the landing craft WESTERN STAR on August 17, 2022. According to reports, the vessel was at South West Bay on Malekula island, Vanuatu. It is believed the vessel was loaded with fuel at the time the fire broke out. The vessel was chartered by Pacific Energy. It is unknown if anyone has been injured as a result of the fire.
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. There was a boating collision on Lake Martin in Alabama on July 30, 2022. There was a boating collision on High Rock Lake in North Carolina on August 6, 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.
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 vessel collisions.
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.