A recreational boat capsized near Charleston, South Carolina on November 3, 2022. At the time, the vessel was about five miles east of Charleston Harbor. There were three people on board the ship when it capsized. A nearby vessel alerted the Coast Guard who conducted search and rescue operations. The three men were able to cling to the hull of their small boat until they were rescued. The cause of the vessel’s overturning remains under investigation.
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. There was a deadly accident on board the open hatch cargo ship ARUBA PEARL on October 26, 2022.
A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment. An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors. Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable. Over 5,000 boating accidents occur each year, resulting in over 700 deaths. However, most of these accidents are preventable if boaters take the proper precautions.
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 the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country including those involving capsized vessels.
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.