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    Recovering the Maersk Alabama lifeboat [Image 2 of 3]

    Recovering the Maersk Alabama lifeboat

    USS BAINBRIDGE, AT SEA

    04.13.2009

    Photo by Cpl. Megan Sindelar 

    Navy Media Content Services

    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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    Date Taken: 04.13.2009
    Date Posted: 04.14.2009 23:47
    Photo ID: 165131
    VIRIN: 090413-M-#####-081
    Resolution: 3858x2245
    Size: 1.83 MB
    Location: USS BAINBRIDGE, AT SEA

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