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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  • Captain sues Edison Chouest over pirate attack - Professional Mariner
    ... from Nigerian pirates. Thomas is represented by Brian Beckcom of VB Attorneys in Houston. Beckcom also represented the crew of the Maersk...
    10/24/2014 - 11:36 am | View Link
  • Attorney Brian Beckcom Files Lawsuit Against Edison Chouest and ... - Nebraska TV
    ... based law firm VB Attorneys, who represented half the crew of the Maersk Alabama who were attacked by Somali pirates in 2009, is representing...
    10/23/2014 - 1:08 pm | View Link
  • Edison Chouest and Chevron Face Lawsuit Over Piracy Attack on ... - BusinessWeek
    Attorney Brian Beckcom Files Lawsuit Against Edison Chouest and ... - ABC News 4 Charleston
    10/22/2014 - 2:58 pm | View Link
  • South-east Asia's lucrative cargoes attract pirates - Sydney Morning Herald
    Pirates turn to South-east Asia's waters as African enforcement ... - Canberra Times
    10/17/2014 - 7:58 am | View Link
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  • Maersk vessel attacked by pirates in Gulf of Oman
    COPENHAGEN May 23 (Reuters) - The Maersk Texas, a multi-purpose dry cargo ship, was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Oman but guards repelled the attack, Maersk Line Ltd, a unit of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk , said on Wednesday.
    05/23/2012 - 10:46 am | View Link
  • Pirates foiled in a second attack on Maersk Alabama cargo ship
    The Maersk Alabama came under automatic weapons fire from pirates about 350 nautical miles east of the Somali coast, the European Union's anti-piracy force said, but fought the attackers off. The failed attack came on a day of dramatic piracy events ...
    11/18/2009 - 7:18 pm | View Link
  • Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama
    This time the Maersk Alabama was ready. This time it did what a multinational naval force couldn't. Guards used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged ship in seven months. But while the effort was hailed ...
    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
  • Somali pirates beaten off in second attack on Maersk Alabama
    Somali pirates attacked the container ship Maersk Alabama today for the second time in seven months. Private guards on board the US-flagged ship repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device. A US surveillance plane was monitoring the ...
    11/17/2009 - 9:19 pm | View Link
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  • Maersk Alabama hijacking
    The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of maritime events that began with four pirates in the Indian Ocean seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical ...
    10/28/2014 - 11:29 am | View Website
  • The Real Maersk Alabama/Somali Pirate story (Never seen ...
    This is a new docudrama from the discovery channel, it tells what happened at high seas with the Somali pirates that took Maersk Alabama and its crew for ...
    10/28/2014 - 5:10 am | View Website
  • Pirate Attacks on Sailing Yachts
    Four Somali pirates armed with AK-47s attacked the U.S. flagged container ship Maersk Alabama while it was traveling about 250 miles off the coast of Somalia.
    10/28/2014 - 4:41 am | View Website
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    10/27/2014 - 3:34 pm | View Website
  • Hostage captain rescued; Navy snipers kill 3 pirates
    U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot three pirates holding an American cargo-ship captain hostage after seeing that one of the pirates "had an AK-47 leveled at ...
    10/27/2014 - 12:10 am | View Website
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