Recreational Boat Fire in Detroit River

by | Sep 11, 2022 | Maritime Law

There was a fire on a 20 foot recreational boat in the Detroit River on September 10, 2022.  A fire broke out on the boat, and two people on board were forced into the water as a result.  Two jetskis attempted to assist, but one of them turned over, resulting in a third person in the water.  A Coast Guard helicopter assisted with rescue operations.  It is unknown if anyone was injured.

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.

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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