The container ship ANGEL capsized and sank on July 21, 2023. At the time, the vessel was at anchorage in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The day before, the ship reported water ingress and developed a portside list. Authorities made the decision to evacuate the 19 crew members on board the vessel prior to it sinking. It is unclear if anyone sustained injuries as a result.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A recreational boat collided with a barge near Galveston, Texas on July 4, 2023. A party boat capsized on Lake Conroe in Texas on July 4, 2023. A fishing boat capsized near Point Au Fer Island, Louisiana on July 13, 2023. A small fishing boat caught fire in Gloucester, Massachusetts on July 17, 2023. A fishing boat caught fire in Delaware Bay on July 18, 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.