There was an incident involving the tug boat BONNIE G on October 4, 2023. The tug boat became grounded at St. Thomas Island, U.S. Virgin Islands. The United States Coast Guard was able to rescue everyone on board the tug. It is unclear if anyone sustained injuries in the incident.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a deadly boating accident on Fort Loudon Lake in Tennessee on September 26, 2023. A crew member on the tanker ship MTM DUBLIN went overboard early on September 26, 2023. On September 27, 2023, three men were ejected from a boat in Biscayne Bay. A fire broke out on the container ship OOCL SHANGHAI on October 1, 2023. A fire broke out on the container ship LUNA MAERSK on October 2, 2023. There was a deadly boating collision in Havre de Grace, Maryland on October 2, 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.