11 April 2009

Incident: Maersk Alabama arrives in Mombasa

The Maersk Alabama, its crew having foiled a hijacking attempt this week, has arrived in Mombasa where vessel and crew have been detained by the FBI for investigation. "Because of the pirate attack, the FBI has informed us that this ship is a crime scene," said John Reinhart, president and chief executive of Maersk Line Ltd. The captain remains in pirate custody where talks are said to have broken down with threats of arrest of the pirates, should they free their captive. (AFP, 04/11/09)