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    Recovering the Maersk Alabama lifeboat [Image 1 of 3]

    Recovering the Maersk Alabama lifeboat

    A team from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer tows the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama to Boxer 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.



    Date Taken: 04.13.2009
    Date Posted: 04.14.2009 23:48
    Photo ID: 165132
    VIRIN: 090413-N-#####-115
    Resolution: 2100x1406
    Size: 726.12 KB
    Location: USS BOXER, AT SEA

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