Have you ever heard of a crew beating back the pirates until now? What’s more troubling is that the Alabama’s captain is reportedly adrift in a lifeboat … WTF?
Pentagon sources and relatives of the Maersk Alabama’s 20 crew were earlier quoted as saying the ship was back under control after a struggle.
But later reports emerged that the captain was still in the hands of the hijackers, adrift in the lifeboat.
It was the sixth ship seized off Somalia in recent days.
It is reportedly the first time in 200 years that a US-flagged vessel has been seized by pirates.
Brought to you from the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Maritime Bureau’s Live Piracy Map. Click the screen grab below to go to the interactive map.