There was a collision between the tug boat MARK E. KUEBLER and the very large crude carrier NISALAH on January 22, 2023. At the time, the vessels were in the Corpus Christi Channel near the South Texas Gateway refinery. The tug was grounded after sustaining a water breach. The crude carrier proceeded to Moda Ingleside Crude Export Terminal. The tug boat is owned by G&H Towing.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A pontoon boat capsized on Lake Seminole in Georgia on January 18, 2023. The tug boat SEA VOYAGER sank on January 19 or 20, 2023. The container ship CMA CGM VERACRUZ became disabled on January 19, 2023, while en route to New Orleans, Louisiana. An offshore worker fell overboard from the Valaris 21 offshore jack-up rig in the North Sea on January 22, 2023.
It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously. Safe ship 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 a vessel accident. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country, including handling lawsuits involving vessel collisions.
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 an accident on a jack-up rig. 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.