There was an explosion on the container ship EF AVA on October 24, 2022. At the time, the container ship was off the southwest coast of Iceland, en route to Reykjavik. The explosion occurred in the vessel’s engine room. Crew members on board were able to extinguish the resulting fire. It is unknown if anyone was injured in the incident.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A boat struck a channel marker on the St. Lucie River in Martin County, Florida on October 9, 2022. A crew member on the fishing vessel CAPT. MICHAEL II sustained a head injury on October 14, 2022. A small recreational boat capsized in Galveston Bay, Texas on October 15, 2022. A small recreational boat exploded in Harford County, Maryland on October 21, 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.