A fire broke out on an offshore oil platform in a field off the coast of Trinidad on April 10, 2023. The platform has been identified as the Bravo Platform in the Trintes field. The platform is owned and operated by Trinity Exploration & Production plc. The fire is believed to have began in a generator on the platform. There were four operators working at the time. The company has confirmed two workers experienced burn injuries, and all four were injured from smoke inhalation. The workers were evacuated after the fire was controlled. 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. There was a fire on the shrimp boat MISS HOPKINS on March 31, 2023. A crew member fell overboard on the bulk carrier HELLASSHIP on April 1, 2023. A sailboat caught fire in Mobile Bay, Alabama on April 2, 2023. A recreational fishing boat capsized in Suisun Bay, California on April 3, 2023. There was a fire on the fishing vessel KODIAK ENTERPRISE on April 8, 2023.
It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously. Safe offshore platform owners and operators must ensure that their platforms 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 offshore accident. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country, including handling lawsuits involving shrimp boats.
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 platform. 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.