The research vessel PETREL capsized on March 22, 2023. At the time, the vessel was in dry dock in Edinburgh, Scotland. Early reports indicate wind may have caused the vessel to fall onto its side. It is believed more than a dozen people were injured in the incident. The accident remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a methane leak on board the container ship FESCO TATARSTAN on February 25, 2023. There was a boating accident in Lee County, Florida on February 25, 2023. A fire broke out on a semi-submersible oil platform in Mobile, Alabama on March 8, 2023. A fire broke out on a barge in Vicksburg, Mississippi on March 9, 2023. There was a boating collision in Lee County, Florida on March 12, 2023. There was a deadly explosion on the float storage vessel FSO Benchamas 2 on March 13, 2023. There was a deadly recreational boat accident in North Carolina on March 17, 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 vessels 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 cargo ship. 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.