A fire broke out in the engine room on the sport fishing boat the REAL PAIN II on October 30, 2022. At the time, the vessel was located off the coast of Mexico. Three fishermen abandoned the vessel in a kayak, and were able to be rescued by a nearby boat. It is unclear if the fishermen were injured in the incident.
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. 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. 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.
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.