There was a deadly accident on board the open hatch cargo ship ARUBA PEARL on October 26, 2022. At the time, the vessel was at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina. The ship was in the process of mooring at the Charleston Midstream Transfer Facility when a crew member was struck in the chest by a mooring line. The impact was so severe that the crew member was killed as a result. He has been identified as Philippine citizen Jayson Nieto. The vessel is operated by SMT Shipping Cyprus Ltd.
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. There was a deadly fire on the cargo ship AZOV CONFIDENCE on November 2, 2022. The container ship SUNTUDSAMUT 4 sank off the coast of Thailand on November 3, 2022. A vessel captain has relinquished his captain’s license after allegations of sexual assault on board the bulker ship LIBERTY GLORY.
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 must have policies and procedures in place to prevent this type of incident. Safe maritime companies must be proactive and take preventative measures. This is what the custom and practice of the industry requires. All reasonable and appropriate efforts to provide a safe environment must be taken.
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 previously suing SMT Shipping Cyprus Ltd.
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 an accident on a vessel. 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.