There was a fire on the chemical tanker FALCON CHEMIST on August 19, 2023. At the time, the vessel was in the Yellow Sea, west of Gunsan, South Korea. The fire is believed to have started in the engine room. All crew members were evacuated from the ship. It is unclear if anyone sustained burns or injuries. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a crash between a boat and a jet ski on Lake Travis on August 13, 2023. There was a deadly boating accident in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 12, 2023. The drill rig MAJESTIC capsized in Nigeria on August 15, 2023. A recreational boat capsized on Lake Erie on August 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.
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.