Small Recreational Fishing Boat Catches Fire in Gloucester, Massachusetts

by | Jul 19, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury

There was a boat fire in Gloucester, Massachusetts on July 17, 2023.  A small fishing boat caught fire near the Blynman Bridge.  Reports indicate the boat’s engine exploded, resulting in the fire.  The two men on board were able to get into the water and swim to shore.  Both men were taken to a local hospital to treat their injuries.  The accident remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  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.  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.

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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