Boat Fire on Leonard Pond in Kent, Connecticut

by | Jul 2, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury

There was a fire on board a recreational boat in Kent, Connecticut on July 1, 2023.  At the time, the 20-foot jet boat was on Leonard Pond, having just left a private campground.  Two of the four passengers were injured in the incident.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was an oil discharge from a barge in the tow of a Kirby Inland Marine vessel on the Mississippi River near Natchez, Mississippi on June 10, 2023.  A submersible touring the Titanic went missing on June 18, 2023.  There was a deadly boating accident in Lake Six, Minnesota on June 22, 2023.  There was a fire on board the general cargo ship LOTTA on June 27, 2023.

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 to learn more about your rights.