Deadly Crane Accident on Cargo Carrier UHL FORTUNE

by | Nov 12, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly accident on the heavy cargo carrier UHL FORTUNE on November 11, 2022.  According to reports, cargo was being loaded onto the vessel when a chain or cable snapped.  The cargo fell onto a crew member, killing him instantly.  At the time, the vessel was located in port in Ennore, India.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A vessel captain has relinquished his captain’s license after allegations of sexual assault on board the bulker ship LIBERTY GLORY.  There was a deadly accident on board the open hatch cargo ship ARUBA PEARL on October 26, 2022.  A recreational boat capsized near Charleston, South Carolina on November 3, 2022.  A vessel pilot fell into the water while attempting to board the general cargo ship CREST CRANE on November 5, 2022.  There was a fire on board a 25-five-foot oyster boat in Galveston Bay, Texas on November 6, 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 a cargo operation on a vessel. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country including those involving crane and cargo accidents.

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 accident. 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.