Maersk Alabama Battles Pirates for Second Time

The MV Maersk Alabama has thwarted another attack by Somali pirates, according to European Union and U.S. Navy officials. "Pirates fired automatic weapons on MV Maersk Alabama who responded with fire," said an EU Naval Command Statement, "The crew managed to repel the attack and no casualties were reported." The pirates' assault was countered by gunfire and a high-decibel noise device from a security team that is traveling aboard the Alabama to defend it from pirates. Maersk spokesman Kevin...Full Story
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