Recreational Boat Capsizes in Galveston Bay, Texas

by | Oct 16, 2022 | Maritime Law

A small recreational boat capsized in Galveston Bay, Texas on October 15, 2022.  At the time, the 19-foot boat was east of Eagle Point.  There were four people on board the boat at the time.  All four had on personal flotation devices.  The Coast Guard sent a vessel which was able to rescue the four boaters who were on the hull of their overturned boat.  The cause of the vessel’s capsizing is unknown at this time.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a fire on the offshore supply tug AEGEAN STAR on October 6, 2022.  There was a fire on the container ship TSS PEARL on October 6, 2022.  A recreational boat struck a jetty in the Empire Canal in Louisiana on October 8, 2022.  There was a mass poisoning on the tanker ship SEALION 1 on October 9, 2022.  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.

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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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.