Fire on Ferry Boat in Indonesia

by | Oct 25, 2022 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a fire on board the ferry EXPRESS CANTIKA 77 on October 24, 2022.  At the time, the ferry was en route from Kupang to Kalabahi, Indonesia.  There were 312 people on board the ferry.  The fire quickly spread through the boat, before the vessel capsized.   explosion occurred in the vessel’s engine room. At least 14 people have been confirmed to have died in this incident.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly 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.  There was an explosion on the container ship EF AVA on October 24, 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 passengers 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 a fire or explosion on a vessel. 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 to learn more about your rights.