The cement carrier XING SHUN NO 1 sank on October 31, 2022. At the time, the vessel was in the Taiwan Strait off the coast of Taiwan. The vessel reported engine failure while experiencing rough weather conditions. There were seventeen crew members on board who abandoned the ship. Five crew members on a life raft were rescued by another vessel. Twelve crew members on a life boat remain missing. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A longshoreman was killed by a shipping container at Port Everglades, Florida on October 20, 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. There was a fire on board the ferry EXPRESS CANTIKA 77 on October 24, 2022. A crew member was stabbed on board a vessel at the Port of Long Beach, California on October 24, 2022. The container ship RAGNA ran aground on October 27, 2022. There was a collision between the container ship MSC RITA and the fishing boat TREMONT on October 28, 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 or workers 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 an incident 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.