13 April 2013

The Pirate who Kidnapped the Maersk Alabama and Survived Seal Team Six

You may remember the story of the Maersk Alabama, a cargo ship that was hijacked off the Horn of Africa in 2009. I happened to be living in Kenya at the time and remember reading about the kidnapping, the take-down of the pirates by Seal Team 6 and the supposed heroics of the ships captain.

It's no surprise that this story is being made into a movie starting Tom Hanks as the ship's captain. However, one of the pirates survived the Navy assault. This documentary tells the story of how a 16 year old took part in the kidnapping of a giant cargo ship. An 8 minute trailer gives a glimpse into the whole story and that of Abdukhad Muse.