There was a collision between two boats on James River in Virginia on May 30, 2023. According to reports, the fishing boat MISS HEATHER and the pilot boat SWIFT collided near the Newport News Channel. The fishing boat took on water before sinking. Two fishermen were able to be rescued by the pilot boat. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. Two jet skis collided on Mountain Island Lake in North Carolina on May 14, 2023. There was a deadly accident on the bulk carrier SASEBO ECO on May 11, 2023. There was a fire on the product tanker ATA VOYAGER on May 18, 2023. There was a fire on the tanker ship XANTE on May 18, 2023. There was a fire on the bulk carrier CAPE TOWN EAGLE on May 30, 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.
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 maritime accident. 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 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.