There was a boat fire in Tampa Bay, Florida on December 5, 2022. At the time, the vessel was located near Pinellas Point. The Coast Guard and St. Petersburg Fire Department both responded to the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been released.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a fire on the chemical tanker vessel ATLANTIC LILY on November 18, 2022. On November 18, 2022, Seacor Marine evacuated the Lift Boat Robert. A crew member’s hand was amputated on the LADY OF LUCK on November 26, 2022. There was a fire on board the fishing trawler SUNFISH on November 27, 2022. The shrimp boat CAPTAIN ALEX sunk on November 25, 2022. The jack-up rig LIFTBOAT DANIELA sunk on November 30, 2022. There was a deadly incident on the VIKING POLARIS cruise ship on November 29, 2022. A worker was killed at Fraser Shipyards in Superior, Wisconsin on December 5, 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.