There was a deadly explosion on the product tanker TORC on January 8, 2024. At the time, the vessel was in the Mediterranean Sea headed to Italy. According to reports an explosion occurred in the boiler in the vessel’s engine room, killing the second engineer. The engineer survived the initial explosion and the ship was coordinating medical evacuation when he was pronounced deceased. The incident remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A fishing boat capsized off the coast of South Carolina on December 19, 2023. A sailboat capsized near Texas City, Texas on December 29, 2023, killing one person on board. There was a deadly fire on the container ship STRIDE in the Port of Houston on the morning of January 8, 2024.
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.