Deadly Boat Fire in Long Beach, California

by | Aug 7, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly boating accident in Long Beach, California on August 5, 2023.  According to reports, a boat caught fire on Alamitos Bay near a fuel dock.  It is unclear if the pleasure craft was fueling at the time of the fire.  There were five people on board at the time of the fire.  Authorities have confirmed two women were killed, and three other passengers were taken to a local hospital with severe burn injuries.  The accident remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A fishing boat caught fire in Delaware Bay on July 18, 2023.  The container ship MAERSK HOUSTON broke free from her moorings on July 19, 2023.  The container ship ANGEL capsized and sank on July 21, 2023.  A recreational boat capsized off the coast of Freeport, Texas on July 16, 2023.  There was a deadly boating accident in Horry County, South Carolina on July 19, 2023.  Eight passengers were ejected in a boating accident at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on July 22, 2023.  A boat capsized on Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois on July 28, 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 to learn more about your rights.