Four crew members went missing from the bulk carrier MEGHNA ADVENTURE on November 27, 2023. Reports indicate four crew members on the vessel were noticed missing last Monday night. At the time, the ship was in the Mississippi River near Belle Chasse, Louisiana. All four of the missing crew members are of Bangladeshi descent. The United States Coast Guard is presently engaged in search and rescue operations.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a deadly boating accident in Boone County, Kentucky on October 26, 2023. There was an explosion on the cargo ship Serenity AC on October 26, 2023. Two boats collided on the Delaware River in Delaware City, Delaware on October 30, 2023. The car carrier GALAXY LEADER was attacked and hijacked on November 19, 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.