Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

April 2, 2019
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Maritime News

Maersk Alabama Deaths Due to Deadly Mix of Heroin and Alcohol – Toxicologist

On 18 February 2014, two American security contractors working for Virginia-based Trident Group were found dead in their cabin on board the containership Maersk Alabama while docked in Port Victoria,...

April 29, 2014
Total Views: 25

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Maritime News

“Captain Phillips” Up For Six Oscars – Update

The blockbuster film "Captain Phillips" up for a total of 6 Oscar Nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for the first-time Somali actor who played the pirate leader, Muse.

March 2, 2014
Total Views: 254

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Maritime News

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,...

February 25, 2014
Total Views: 18

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Drugs Found On Maersk Alabama Where Security Contractors Died

An investigation into the deaths of two American security contractors by the Seychelles Police has confirmed the presence of drugs and paraphernalia in the cabin where the bodies of the two men were found on Tuesday.

February 20, 2014
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Maritime News

Mystery Cloaks Maersk Alabama Deaths -UPDATE

A number of questions surround the mysterious deaths of two American security officers onboard the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama while berthed in Seychelles on Tuesday.

February 20, 2014
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Captain Phillips Movie Hero or Lawsuit Villian?

By Paul M. Barrett, Bloomberg The big movie this weekend is the well-reviewed Captain Phillips, a high-seas piracy drama based on a 2009 hijacking in which Tom Hanks plays the eponymous Richard...

October 12, 2013
Total Views: 215

Thursday, October 10, 2013

‘Captain Phillips’ Torn From the Headlines, But Tells an Old Story

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Paul Greengrass’ new thriller, “Captain Phillips,” is torn from the headlines, but the British director sees the story of an American ship...

October 10, 2013
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

‘Captain Phillips’ Star Abdi Finds A Risk Worth Taking In Debut

Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills.

October 9, 2013
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U.S. Government Shutdown Puts Maritime Security Program at Risk

The ship in Tom Hanks’s new movie is part of a national-security program that’s now in jeopardy because of the government shutdown.

October 9, 2013
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Second Trailer for “Captain Phillips” Movie Released [WATCH]

Second official trailer for the movie "Captain Phillips", the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the MV Maersk Alabama, has been released. Watch the trailer here.

August 11, 2013
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Maersk Alabama Movie: “Captain Phillips” [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

The official trailer for the new movie about the 2009 Maersk Alabama piracy incident, titled "Captain Phillips," has just dropped.

May 9, 2013
Total Views: 30

Monday, April 16, 2012

Maersk Alabama Crewmembers Sue

Eleven crewmembers who were onboard the Maersk Alabama when the vessel was hijacked in 2009 off the coast of Somalia have sued Maersk Line and Waterman Steamship Corp. claiming the...

April 16, 2012
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Naval Intelligence And The Maersk Alabama – USMMA Grad Honored

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...

September 16, 2011
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Famed Maersk Alabama attacked for a third time

Suspected Somali pirates tried to seize the Maersk Alabama again on Tuesday in the third attempt to hijack it in three years. Four people suspected of being pirates approached the...

March 9, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Somali pirate recieves maximum sentence for role in ‘Maersk Alabama’ hijacking

Convicted Somali pirate, 21-year-old Abduwali Muse, was sentenced today in New York to 405 months, nearly 34 years, in federal prison for his participation in the April 8, 2009 hijacking...

February 16, 2011
Total Views: 178

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Captain Richard Phillips on “The Daily Show”

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

April 8, 2010
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Secretary LaHood Reminds Mariners of Best Practices Following Recent Attacks on the Maersk Alabama and M/V Harriett

Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today reminded mariners about the importance of taking necessary precautions and implementing best practices in the wake of recent attacks on the...

November 20, 2009
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Maritime Security

Maersk Alabama Thwarts Another Pirate Attack Using Armed Guards

Update: Release via EU NAVFOR: On the early morning of 18 November 2009, 350 nautical miles east from the Somali coast, pirates attacked MV Maersk Alabama, a US flagged, Danish...

November 18, 2009
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
Maritime Security

Somali Pirate Takedown – Maersk Alabama Story Hits Prime Time TV

Get your TIVO’s ready…. In a new, featured, television show The Discovery Channel looks to find out the very real story behind the story of the Maersk Alabama incident and...

June 21, 2009
Total Views: 66