There was a fire on the Staten Island Ferry Sandy Ground on December 22, 2022. At the time, the ferry was en route from Manhattan to Staten Island. According to reports, a fire broke out in the vessel’s engine room. There were 900 passengers and crew members on board at the time of the fire. At least five passengers are reported to have sustained injuries in the incident. The incident remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A worker was killed at Fraser Shipyards in Superior, Wisconsin on December 5, 2022. There was a boat fire in Tampa Bay, Florida on December 5, 2022. There was a boat explosion in Pelican Harbor Marina in Florida on December 11, 2022. The oil tanker MARAN POSEIDON was attacked by pirates on December 12, 2022. There was a fire on the offshore supply tug BELUGA 2 on December 13, 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 a vessel fire. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.
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 accident. 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.