The tug boat SEA VOYAGER sank on January 19 or 20, 2023. At the time, the tug was west of Cartagena, Colombia, in the Caribbean Sea. The ship was en route to Puerto Colon, Panama. There were 9 crew members on board at the time. 4 crew members remain missing. Search and rescue operations are currently underway. The ship is owned and operated by Ships Int’l Inc., based in Seattle, Washington.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a fire on a commercial shrimp boat in Corpus Christi, Texas on January 15, 2023. There was an explosion and fire on the tanker vessel SMOOTH SEA 22 on January 17, 2023. The dredge W.B. Wood capsized on the Mississippi River near Meraux, Louisiana on January 16, 2023. A boat capsized on Keith Lake in Jefferson County, Texas on January 17, 2023. A pontoon boat capsized on Lake Seminole in Georgia on January 18, 2023.
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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.