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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  • US to recognise Somali government
    The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. More
  • U.S. involved in botched French raid
    U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday. More
  • France ups terror threat level after Mali strikeFrance ups terror threat level after Mali strike
    The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks. More
  • Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth
    US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material. More
  • Africa, West combine to rout militants in Somalia
    The first Ugandan soldiers to fly into Somalia 5 1/2 years ago came under attack as soon as they arrived: Militants fired mortars at the new mission's welcome ceremony. Today, backed by a sweeping multinational effort that includes $338 million in U.S. More
  • Maersk foils attack by suspected Nigerian pirates
    Danish shipping company, Maersk Line, has confirmed as unsuccessful an attack by suspected Niger Delta militants on its ocean-going container ship, Maersk Cotonou. According to the company, the attackers’ attempt to forcefully board the 4,496 TEU vessel ...
    11/23/2016 - 3:38 pm | View Link
  • Maersk vessel attacked by pirates off Nigeria
    the Singapore-flagged Maersk Cotonou successfully thwarted the attack and continued its destination. ASKET security broker firm reported that Maersk Cotonou was attacked by pirates at around 1230 UTC Nov 19 in position 04 01N 007 03E, 25nm south of ...
    11/20/2016 - 10:05 pm | View Link
  • Maersk containership attacked by pirates off Nigeria
    A Maersk Line container vessel came under attack from Nigerian pirates on Saturday according to a report by a security broker. The Singapore-flagged, 61,614 dwt boxship Maersk Cotonou was attacked Rivers State Nigeria close to Bonny Island according to a ...
    11/20/2016 - 5:26 pm | 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
  • Pirates attack Maersk Alabama, again
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama for the second time in seven months on Wednesday, but guards on board the U.S.-flagged cargo ship repelled the takeover attempt, the EU's naval force said. Pirates hijacked the Maersk ...
    11/17/2009 - 11:01 am | View Link
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  • World Maritime News | The industry's seaborne news provider
    Gener8 Maritime Adds New ECO VLCC. US-based crude oil shipping company Gener8 Maritime has taken delivery of the ECO very large crude carrier (VLCC) ...
    01/15/2017 - 10:14 am | View Website
  • 10 Shocking Facts About Modern-Day Pirates
    By Megan Jones. In April, when Somali pirates captured the MV Maersk Alabama and kidnapped the captain of the ship for four days, the news shocked many.
    01/14/2017 - 4:20 pm | View Website
  • Maersk Alabama hijacking
    The Maersk Alabama hijacking it was a hijacking of a Maersk Alabama sea boat. It was hijacked by four pirates in the Indian Ocean. It was 240 nautical miles (440 km ...
    01/13/2017 - 11:59 pm | View Website
  • Piracy
    In 937, Irish pirates sided with the Scots, Vikings, Picts, and Welsh in their invasion of England. Athelstan drove them back. The Slavic piracy in the Baltic Sea ...
    01/13/2017 - 8:29 am | View Website
  • Pirates and Privateers
    Pirates and Privateers The History of Maritime Piracy. Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer P.O. Box 425, Keller, TX 76244-0425
    01/10/2017 - 7:35 am | View Website
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