US Crew Takes Ship Back From Somali Pirates in Indian Ocean

April 8, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The American crew that was seized, has reportedly gained back control of the cargo ship that was commandeered by pirates in the Indian Ocean today, according to the Pentagon.

The Maersk Alabama was overtaken after a sustained assault in an attack that lasted five hours as the crew tried to evade the assault.

The military official said the crew which was unarmed, according to the ship’s owner, was holding one pirate in custody while the others were reported to “be in the water” on a dingy.

All 20 American crew members aboard the Maersk Alabama were believed to be unharmed, but that is unconfirmed at this time.  There are also unconfirmed reports that the pilot of the ship is with the pirates on the dingy and is being held hostage.

The ship was travelling to the Kenyan port of Mombasa and her cargo includes 232 containers of relief food destined for United Nations feeding programs in Somalia and Uganda.


2 Responses to “US Crew Takes Ship Back From Somali Pirates in Indian Ocean”

  1. Old Man Dotes on April 8th, 2009 2:55 pm

    Cool! Want pictures and video!

  2. FreeTableGames on April 9th, 2009 1:47 pm

    Great news!!!… more info please

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