Recreational Boat Collides with Barge near Galveston, Texas

by | Jul 7, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury

There was a recreational boating accident near Galveston, Texas on July 4, 2023.  A recreational boat with five people on board collided with a barge east of the Galveston Causeway.  The recreational boat capsized as a result.  A nearby towing vessel was able to rescue the boaters from the water.  All five of the passengers sustained injuries and were taken to UTMB for medical care.  The accident 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.  There was a fire on board a recreational boat in Kent, Connecticut on July 1, 2023.  A fire broke out on the ro-ro cargo ship GRANDE COSTA D’AVORIO on July 5, 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.