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 - 4:41 pm | View Link
  • Pirates attack ship off Nigeria’s coastline
    A Maersk Line container vessel came under attack from Nigerian pirates recently according to a report by a security broker. The Singapore-flagged, 61,614 dwt boxship, Maersk Cotonou, was attacked in Rivers State, Nigeria close to Bonny Island according to ...
    11/23/2016 - 11:50 am | View Link
  • Container ship Maersk Cotonou was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea
    The crew spotted the pirates and maneuvered to prevent the attack. The container ship Maersk Cotonou succeeded to escape from the pirates attack and reported the accident to the local authorities. The navy and local authorities are trying to trace the ...
    11/21/2016 - 6:24 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 COTONOU attacked by pirates, Nigeria
    Pirates believed to be the same group which attacked offshore vessel, escorted by Nigerian Navy ship, some 4-5 hours earlier, attack was thwarted by Navy ship fire. MAERSK COTONOU, which left Onne on Nov 19, bound for Walvis Bay, continued her voyage.
    11/20/2016 - 2:30 am | View Link
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  • 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.
    11/30/2016 - 4:16 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 ...
    11/27/2016 - 9:27 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 ...
    11/27/2016 - 10:14 am | 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 ...
    11/26/2016 - 5:47 pm | View Website
  • Fighting Piracy
    M/V Maersk Alabama. One of the most high-profile piracy incidents was the 2009 hijacking and kidnapping from the U.S.-flagged M/V Maersk Alabama container ship off ...
    11/13/2016 - 7:35 pm | View Website
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