A story of the emotional ordeal of the crew of the Maersk Alabama during a takeover by Somali pirates and their brave attempts to retake their ship.
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The unarmed crew of the U.S. container ship, Maersk Alabama, wage a desperate battle to keep control of their vessel and save their captain after he is taken hostage by Somali pirates in April 2009. A 1-hour special focusing on the heroics of the Maersk Alabama crew who warded off four Somali pirates attempting to hijack the ship off the east coast of Africa on 8th April 2009. A dramatic reconstruction and filmed interviews with many of the ship's crew and their families providing a perspective on the incident not seen before on television. Written by Anonymous

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16 August 2009 (USA)  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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