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Boating accidents on commercial vessels

On Behalf of | Mar 31, 2022 | Boating Accidents

Persons working as commercial fishermen or serving other duties aboard a ship may find themselves caught in an at-sea disaster. Unexpected accidents or disasters could also occur at a New York shipyard. Anyone involved with a vessel disaster may benefit from being familiar with the proper steps to take when calamities strike.

Vessel incidents and their dangers

History shows that commercial boats might experience a disaster that leads to their sinking. The companies managing such vessels should have the proper equipment on board to help those dealing with immersion in cold water far from shore. Access to life rafts and immersions suits may mean the difference between life and death.

Access to equipment may not be enough, though. Crew members must know how to use safety equipment while responding appropriately during a disaster. Management could require routine safety training courses that might instill valuable, potentially life-saving knowledge.

Management teams might review trends in commercial fishing and shipping safety. Remaining current with risks and dangers may lead to more frequent, targeted, and improved training

Liabilities and vessel incidents

When boating accidents occur, questions focusing on who is at fault may arise. Sadly, negligence might lead to an otherwise avoidable catastrophe. Not purchasing the necessary safety equipment or allowing equipment to fall into a state of neglect might be negligent behavior. And there are other examples.

Persons hurt by another party’s negligence may file a lawsuit. The lawsuit could seek compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.