Maersk alabama hijacking

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A captive crewman was ordered below deck to retrieve his colleagues but failed to return. We will defend ourselves if attacked", one of the pirates told Reuters by satellite phone.

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The bodies of the three dead pirates were turned over by the U. Phillips' family had gathered at his farmhouse in Vermont awaiting a resolution to the situation.

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He received a prison sentence of 33 years and nine months. One of the crew mutinied — he refused to do it, instead going below deck, sleeping with his boots on and his flashlight by his side, waiting for the inevitable.

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Phillips' family had gathered at his farmhouse in Vermont awaiting a resolution to the situation. The crew managed to disable the Alabama, and most retreated to the fortified steering room. He later admitted that he was 18 years old [35] [36] and pleaded guilty to hijacking, kidnapping, and hostage-taking charges in lieu of piracy charges. Perry tackled the ringleader of the pirates and took him prisoner after a cat-and-mouse chase in a darkened engine room. Pirate ringleader Abduwali Muse cut his hand trying to keep Perry's knife away from his neck. Aasheim took command of the ship. He met with President Obama in the Oval Office and wrote a memoir. Radio communication between the two ships was established. The bodies of the three dead pirates were turned over by the U. The immediate aftermath of the attack—the kidnapping by the pirates of Captain Richard Phillips—held the world transfixed for five days.

The crew members of the Maersk Alabama had received anti-piracy training from union training schools, and had drilled aboard the ship a day previously. Phillips was unharmed.

Maersk alabama hijacking

Over this three-week period, 16 container ships in the same region had been attacked by pirates, and eight had been taken hostage. On April 10 Phillips jumped overboard but was quickly recaptured. The crew members of the Maersk Alabama had received anti-piracy training from union training schools, and had drilled aboard the ship a day previously. In the wake of the hijacking , many cargo ships began hiring security details, and the number of pirate attacks in the waters off Somalia decreased. Edit The ship, with a crew of 20, loaded with 17, metric tons of cargo, was bound for Mombasa, Kenya. Four foreign vessels held by pirates headed towards the lifeboat. A stand-off began on 9 April between Bainbridge, Halyburton, and the pirates' lifeboat from Maersk Alabama, on which they held Phillips hostage. Perry tackled the ringleader of the pirates and took him prisoner after a cat-and-mouse chase in a darkened engine room. USS Bainbridge shadows the lifeboat, near the lower right corner of the picture.

USS Bainbridge shadows the lifeboat, near the lower right corner of the picture.

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