Recreational Boat Fire in Destin, Florida

by | Nov 13, 2022 | Maritime Law

There was a recreational boat fire in Destin, Florida on November 12, 2022.  According to reports, a fire broke out on the boat near Joe’s Bayou boat ramp.  Two passengers attempted to extinguish the fire, but were unable to do so.  The two occupants were able to jump into the water and swim to shore.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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.  There was a deadly accident on the heavy cargo carrier UHL FORTUNE on November 11, 2022.

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.

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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 to learn more about your rights.