There was a fire on board the cargo ship MONA on September 14, 2022. At the time, the vessel was located in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Chios Island, Greece. The fire is believed to have broken out in the vessel’s engine room. Crew members extinguished the fire, but the vessel was disabled. It is unclear if any crew members were injured as a result.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A recreational boat caught fire before sinking on the Columbia River in Oregon on August 25, 2022. A boat exploded in Babylon, New York on August 26, 2022. There was an explosion on the tanker ship TORC on August 28, 2022. There was a fire on the bulk carrier EPIC on September 2, 2022. There was a fire on the product tanker HAFNIA TANZANITE on September 5, 2022. There was an explosion on a natural gas pipeline in Lake Lery, Louisiana on September 8, 2022. There was a fire on a 20 foot recreational boat in the Detroit River on September 10, 2022. There was a deadly collision between two small fishing boats in Aransas Pass, Texas on September 10, 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.