The jack-up rig LIFTBOAT DANIELA sunk on November 30, 2022. At the time, the jack-up rig was in Heritage Petroleum’s field located in the Gulf of Paria off the West Coast of Trinidad. There were five crew members on board the liftboat at the time. After the vessel developed a list, the Captain ordered everyone to abandon ship. The mariners were rescued by a nearby vessel and taken to shore. Additional details have not yet been released. The liftboat is owned by Trinity Liftboat Services Limited.
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.
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 capsizing. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country including those involving capsized liftboats.
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.