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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  • Pirates Attack Maersk Vessel in Gulf of Oman
    According to Reuters, the Maersk Texas, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship was attacked by Pirates in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday. The onboard guards managed to fend off the attack, Maersk Line Ltd, a unit of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said.
    05/23/2012 - 1:00 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
  • Somali Pirates attack U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama
    Private guards repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device. The wife of the Maersk Alabama's captain, Paul Rochford, said she was "really happy" there were weapons on board. "It probably surprised the pirates. They were probably ...
    11/18/2009 - 2:58 am | View Link
  • Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama, Again
    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 plane was monitoring the ...
    11/17/2009 - 5:19 pm | View Link
  • Pirates thwarted in second attack on Maersk Alabama
    Pirates have again attacked the U.S.-flagged ship the Mersk Alabama, but this time guards fired back and kept them at bay. This is the same ship that pirates took over in April, holding the ship captain for five days until Navy SEAL sharpshooters freed him ...
    11/17/2009 - 2:14 pm | View Link
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    The 2012-built general cargo vessel Vectis Osprey resumed its regular voyage after it was attacked by a group of pirates while sailing some 30 nautical miles off the ...
    10/25/2016 - 3:04 am | View Website
    CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - Maersk Alabama hijacking 2009. Also a movie starring Tom Hanks, based on the real life events in 2009
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  • 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 ...
    10/23/2016 - 6:44 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 ...
    10/22/2016 - 1:56 am | View Website
  • MV Maersk Andaman
    MV Maersk Andaman (formerly Maersk Alabama) is a container ship owned by Maersk Line Limited and operated by Waterman Steamship Corporation. She has a light-blue hull ...
    10/22/2016 - 1:27 am | View Website
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