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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    The Hong Kong-flagged Maersk Lebu was involved in the piracy scare and raised ... with the most number of attacks being carried out on tankers over other types of vessels. A piracy attack also took place in Nigeria aboard a cargo recently where one Greek ...
    08/24/2015 - 11:53 pm | View Link
  • Company targeted by pirates sued in Houston by ex-crewmen
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    07/24/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama
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    11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama Again
    The European Union's naval force says guards on board the U.S.-flagged cargo ship repelled the takeover attempt. A spokeswoman for Maersk Line Limited in Norfolk, Virginia says the crew and captain are safe. Pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama last April ...
    11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Somali pirates attack Maersk Alabama for second time
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in seven months, though private guards on board the U.S.-flagged ship repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device. A U.S. surveillance ...
    11/17/2009 - 8:45 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 ...
    08/28/2015 - 3:01 pm | View Website
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    08/27/2015 - 9:08 pm | View Website
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    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.
    08/27/2015 - 3:03 pm | View Website
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    08/27/2015 - 3:00 am | View Website
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