A sailboat caught fire in Mobile Bay, Alabama on April 2, 2023. Three crew members on the sailboat had to abandon it. A nearby samaritan vessel was able to rescue them and transfer the crew members to shore. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Additional details have not yet been released.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a deadly incident during a lifeboat drill on the bulk carrier KANG HUAN on March 28, 2023. A crew member lost his leg on the ZIM NORFOLK on March 27, 2023. The tug boat SEA CYPRESS capsized in Sabine Pass, Texas on March 31, 2023. A crew member fell overboard on the bulk carrier HELLASSHIP on April 1, 2023. A recreational fishing boat capsized in Suisun Bay, California on April 3, 2023.
A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment. An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors. Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable. Over 5,000 boating accidents occur each year, resulting in over 700 deaths. However, most of these accidents are preventable if boaters take the proper precautions.
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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 disaster. 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.