Burn Accident on Bulk Carrier PRT ACE

by | May 4, 2023 | Maritime Law, Offshore accidents, Personal Injury

There was an accident on the bulk carrier PRT ACE on May 3, 2023.  According to reports, a crew member sustained serious burn injuries in an incident involving the ship’s incinerator.  At the time, the ship was off the coast of North Carolina en route from Cartagena, Colombia.  The Coast Guard was able to evacuate the injured crew member and transfer him to the Norfolk Sentara Hospital.  Additional details have not been released.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A recreational boat capsized on Lake Havasu on April 21, 2023.  The general cargo ship PETRA L struck a wind turbine on April 24, 2023.  There was a deadly fire on board the fishing vessel GRIMSNES on April 25, 2023.  A crew member on board the crew boat MR. FRED went overboard on April 26, 2023.  A fire broke out on the ferry PENTALINA on April 29, 2023.  The bulk carrier GREBE BULKER was boarded by pirates on May 2, 2023.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe offshore vessel owners and operators must ensure that their ships 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.

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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 an accident on a 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 to learn more about your rights.