Oil Spill in Corpus Christi Bay Due to Cracked Pipeline

by | Dec 27, 2022 | Industrial Accident, Maritime Law, Offshore accidents

There was an oil spill due to a ruptured pipeline in Corpus Christi Bay on December 25, 2022.  According to reports, a pipeline located near the Flint Hills Resources Ingleside facility ruptured in at least three places.  As a result, at least 3,800 gallons of light crude oil leaked into the La Quinta Channel.  The United States Coast Guard is on the scene.  Clean up and containment efforts are under way.  The impact on the local environment, and economy, is unknown at this time.

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.  There was a fire on the Staten Island Ferry Sandy Ground on December 22, 2022.  There was a carbon monoxide poisoning on board the general cargo ship REGGEBORG on December 25, 2022.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe pipeline owners and operators must ensure that their pipelines do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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 an oil spill. 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 to learn more about your rights.