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Maersk Alabama fights off new attack
U.S.-flag containership Maersk Alabama was attacked once again on Wednesday morning 350 nautical miles east of the Somali Coast while en route to Mombassa, Kenya, according to reports from the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and the European Union’s NAVFOR Somalia.
The ship came under attack from suspected pirates 6:30 a.m. local time about 560 nautical miles off the northeast coast of Somalia.
Four suspected pirates in a skiff came within 300 yards of the ship and fired small arms weapons in an attempt to board the ship.
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