Thursday, April 16, 2009
Firsthand account of the Maersk Alabama pirate attack
Fred Fry has posted a fascinating email he received that was written by an unnamed member of the crew of the Maersk Alabama, detailing what went on when pirates attacked the container vessel last week and how the crew responded. It also contains some recommendations from the crewman about what can be done to better prepare for pirate attacks. It is a concise and well-written debrief that reflects the professionalism of the Alabama's crew, as well as the level-headed approach they took when faced with a dangerous situation.