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Recovering the Maersk Alabama lifeboat

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge tows the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, in background, 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. Boxer is deployed as part of Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th MEU supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. Maritime security operations help develop security in the maritime environment and compliment the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations. From security arises stability that results in global economic prosperity. These operations seek to disrupt violent extremists' use of the maritime environment to transport personnel and weapons or serve as a venue for attack.

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This work, Recovering the Maersk Alabama lifeboat [Image 2 of 3], by Sgt Megan Sindelar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.13.2009

Date Posted:04.14.2009 23:47

Photo ID:165131



Size:1.83 MB


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