Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Pirates in the News, RIGHT NOW.
The Maersk Alabama was boarded earlier today by 4 Somali pirates, but the 20 Americans aboard who had been transporting relief supplies, managed to overcome the pirates and retake their ship. This whole thing happened over the course of a few hours and is considered "under control." Three of the pirates escaped but one is in custody.
The escaped pirates took the ship's captain hostage and coalition forces are following the lifeboat with pirates and hostages