Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama Again

Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama Again

The American-flag ship seized by pirates in April repelled the attack; a captain was killed in a separate incident.

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    11/13/2014 - 11:37 pm | View Link
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    11/18/2009 - 7:18 pm | View Link
  • Pirates attack the U.S. Maersk Alabama again
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    11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama a second time
    Gunmen in a small skiff opened fire on the merchant vessel soon after dawn 350 miles east of the Somali coast. Armed guards aboard the 510ft ship immediately returned fire and the attack was thwarted, said Major Marten Granberg, a spokesman for Navfor, the ...
    11/18/2009 - 3:03 am | View Link
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    10/16/2017 - 9:09 am | View Website
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    10/16/2017 - 4:44 am | View Website
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