Deadly Fire on Cargo Ship AZOV CONFIDENCE

by | Nov 5, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly fire on the cargo ship AZOV CONFIDENCE on November 2, 2022.  At the time, the vessel was located in the Black Sea, en route from Samsun, Turkey to Novorossiysk, Russia.  A fire broke out on board the vessel, and a crew member was engulfed in flames.  The individual jumped overboard from the vessel in order to extinguish the flames.  The vessel conducted search and rescue operations, but the ship’s engineer was not located.  The victim’s name has not yet been released, but is believed to be of Ukrainian nationality.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a collision between the container ship MSC RITA and the fishing boat TREMONT on October 28, 2022.  The cement carrier XING SHUN NO 1 sank on October 31, 2022.  There was a collision between the bulk carrier CAPE BRILLIANCE and a fishing boat on October 31, 2022.  A fire broke out in the engine room on the sport fishing boat the REAL PAIN II on October 30, 2022.  The container ship SUNTUDSAMUT 4 sank off the coast of Thailand on November 3, 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.

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