Maine Maritime Museum’s Historic Schooner Returns to Dock After Capsizing
A historic 1906 schooner has returned home to the Maine Maritime Museum after capsizing on the Kennebec River on Friday evening. The Mary E had 18 people on board when...
INDIAN OCEAN (April 13, 2009) A team from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) tows the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama to Boxer to be processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips. Phillips was held captive by suspected Somali pirates in the lifeboat in the Indian Ocean for five days after a failed hijacking attempt off the Somali coast. Boxer is deployed as part of Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th MEU supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. Maritime security operations help develop security in the maritime environment and compliment the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations. From security arises stability that results in global economic prosperity. These operations seek to disrupt violent extremists’ use of the maritime environment to transport personnel and weapons or serve as a venue for attack. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen/Releas
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