Naval Intelligence And The Maersk Alabama – USMMA Grad Honored

INDIAN OCEAN (April 9, 2009) In a still frame from video released by the U.S. Navy taken by the Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle, a 28-foot lifeboat from the U.S.-flagged container ship Maersk Alabama is seen Thursday, April 9, 2009 in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy Photo)

The Washington Post brings us the following story of the naval intelligence behind the 2009 Maersk Alabama pirate incident and the counterpiracy branch chief at the Office of Naval Intelligence, Brian Green, who was recently honored. They tell us:

Brian Green’s evening played out with ordinary pleasantness that day in April 2009: He coached a soccer game in suburban Maryland. Then he had a leftover taco dinner.

Hours later, fast asleep, Green, the counterpiracy branch chief at the Office of Naval Intelligence, got a phone call he’d known might come someday. The ONI’s watch center in Suitland was on the line to tell him that for the first time in recent memory, a U.S.-flagged container ship — the Maersk Alabama — had been hijacked by pirates. Continue Reading at The Washington Post…