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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Maersk Alabama Lifeboat Recovered

The U.S. Navy has recovered (as part of a "crime scene?") the lifeboat from the merchant ship Maersk Alabama in which Captain Phillips and 4 Somali pirates spent some time together, see here, from whence the following photos came:



The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge tows the lifeboat from the Maersk-Alabama to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, in background, April 13, 2009, to be processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips. Phillips was held captive by suspected Somali pirates in the lifeboat in the Indian Ocean for five days after a failed hijacking attempt off the Somali coast. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan E. Sindelar


A team from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer tows the lifeboat from the Maersk-Alabama to the Boxer, April 13, 2009, to be processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Merchant Marine Capt. Richard Phillips. Phillips was held captive by suspected Somali pirates in the lifeboat in the Indian Ocean for five days after a failed hijacking attempt off the Somali coast. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen


U.S. Navy officials hoist the lifeboat from the Maersk-Alabama aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, April 13, 2009, to be processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips. Phillips was held captive by suspected Somali pirates in the lifeboat in the Indian Ocean for five days after a failed hijacking attempt off the Somali coast. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen

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