Maersk Alabama Hijacking: Ten Years Later, Could It Happen Again?

Next Tuesday, April 9, marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel. The immediate aftermath of the attack—the kidnapping by the pirates of Captain Richard Phillips—held the world transfixed for five days. Phillips was held hostage in … [Read more...]

“Captain Phillips” Up For Six Oscars – Update

Update: "Captain Phillips" unfortunately walked away with no Oscars wins tonight. Update from original article posted January 16, 2014 The blockbuster film "Captain Phillips" is up for a total of 6 Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for the first-time Somali actor who played the pirate leader, Muse. "Captain Phillips", … [Read more...]

Heroin Abuse Linked to Deaths of Maersk Line Security Contractors

The Seychelles Police released the autopsy report today on the two American security contractors who died aboard the containership Maersk Alabama last week, concluding that the cause of death was "respiratory failure, with suspicion of myocardial infarction (heart attack)," according to the report. The Police preliminary investigation report includes suspicion of drug use … [Read more...]

Drugs Found On Maersk Alabama Where Security Contractors Died

An investigation into the deaths of two American security contractors by the Seychelles Police Force has confirmed the presence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in the cabin of the Maersk Alabama where the bodies of the two men were found Tuesday. A statement from Maersk Line, Limited late Thursday confirmed what some had suspected about the mysterious deaths onboard the … [Read more...]