The Hijacking of the Maersk Alabama 10 Years On: Could It Happen Again?

Captain Richard Phillips says “absolutely” Next Tuesday, April 9, marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel. The immediate aftermath of the attack—the kidnapping by the pirates of Captain Richard Phillips—held the world […]