Portland, ME (October 21, 2023) – One person was transported to a local medical facility for the treatment of injuries following an explosion that occurred on Wednesday morning in Portland.

On October 18, emergency crews were called to the scene of an explosion inside a boat that was located off the Ocean Gateway Pier.

According to officials, an explosion took place in a cruise ship’s engine crankcase during the morning hours. The boat was carrying approximately 200 passengers and crew members at the time of the incident.

One person on board, identified as a crew member, was injured in the explosion. The victim suffered burns and had to be hospitalized.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope the injured man recovers quickly.

Explosions in Maine

Explosions occur far too often in the United States, leaving thousands of people injured every year. In many cases, explosions are a result of some form of carelessness or negligent actions. When they take place on boats, it is often a result of inadequate maintenance. We also see explosions take place as a result of fuel leaks and other reasons.

After being injured in an explosion, victims have the ability to seek compensation for some of their damages and losses. Seeking guidance from a national explosion injury lawyer can help to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.

An attorney will be able to investigate the incident on your behalf. They will be able to help you determine what caused the explosion to take place. After identifying what caused the explosion, they will help to identify who is responsible. In some cases, the boat owner, the maintenance company, or another person can be held liable. After identifying who is responsible, your attorney will then be able to help you seek compensation for your losses and damages.

Even though it is never required to hire an attorney, it is always in your best interest to do so. Your attorney will do everything possible to ensure you are able to get justice and that the person or party that caused your pain and suffering is held accountable.

At Burg Simpson, we take a very serious approach when it comes to our duty to represent and protect the interests of explosion victims. Our team of seasoned explosion injury attorneys is fully committed in delivering personalized and full-service legal services to every client, tirelessly pursuing complete and equitable compensation.

We truly understand the overwhelming and far-reaching repercussions of explosions on individuals and their families. That’s why our commitment is unwavering when it comes to helping our clients get justice. If you have been impacted by an explosion, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our national law firm. We offer a free consultation at your earliest convenience. Call (888) 895-2080 to get started on the process of protecting your rights and seeking justice.