Barefoot Pirates Try to Hijack Ship

Exclusive photos taken by crew members of the Maersk Alabama during hijacking.

Bare Foot Pirates Try to Hijack Ship

Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates
US Navy ship apprehends Somali pirates
US Navy ship apprehends Somali pirates
US Navy ship apprehends Somali pirates
US Navy ship apprehends Somali pirates
US Navy ship apprehends Somali pirates
US Navy ship apprehends Somali pirates
US Navy ship apprehends Somali pirates
Somali Pirates
This exclusive photo obtained by ABC News was taken by a crew member of the U.S. flagged freighter Maersk Alabama during the failed attempt by Somali pirates to hijack the ship April 8, 2009. Barefoot pirates can be seen on the deck of the Alabama holding A-47 machine guns. "They meant business, very scary," third mate Colin Wright told "Good Morning America." The three pirates shown here would eventually be shot dead by U.S. Navy snipers after they took the Alabama's captain, Richard Phillips hostage. (GMA Exclusive)
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