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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  • Maersk vessel attacked by pirates in Gulf of Oman
    The attack on the ship - a 19,592 deadweight tonnes (dwt) vessel which is 148 metres (486 feet) long - took place at noon local time on Wednesday when it was passing through the Gulf of Oman, northeast of the Arab Emirates port of Fujairah, Maersk Line Ltd ...
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  • Pirates foiled in a second attack on Maersk Alabama cargo ship
    (CNN)-- A U.S.-flagged ship that played a central role in a bloody hijacking drama last spring was attacked again Wednesday, a busy day for piracy in the dangerous waters off the east coast of Africa. It was the first time a security team aboard a major ...
    11/18/2009 - 7:18 pm | View Link
  • Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama Again
    LONDON — Seaborne raiders in a high-speed skiff tried again on Wednesday to commandeer the Maersk Alabama, the American-flagged ship seized by pirates in April, the United States Navy said. In a separate episode, the captain of a hijacked chemical tanker ...
    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
  • 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 - 4:00 pm | View Link
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    04/19/2014 - 11:38 pm | View Website
  • Somali pirates attack Maersk Alabama again, defeated by ...
    Somali pirates attacked Maersk Alabama again on November 18, but an armed security detail returned fire, repelling the hijacking attempt. (AP Photo) Yester
    04/19/2014 - 8:32 pm | 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.
    04/19/2014 - 7:42 pm | View Website
  • Hostage captain rescued; Navy snipers kill 3 pirates
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    04/19/2014 - 4:43 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    04/19/2014 - 6:20 am | View Website
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