Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Americans have retaken the ship from the pirates!!!
Source: UK Guardian
Related: Containership Info
Related: Background on the MAERSK A line from Global Security
According to my research, the complement of the vessel includes 1 Bosun, 10 Able Seamen, 1 GU, 3 QMEDs, 2 GVAs, 2 SBs and 2 Cooks. [Seawords]
Here is a story about the crew of the MAERSK ALABAMA assisting an orphanage in 2006:
Now is the time to find out the quality of President Barack Hussein Obama. Can he make a difference in this situation? Will he allow Americans to continue in harm's way?
I note that he is relatively close to the scene, on his whirl-wind tour of Europe and the East.
When we continue to let areas of the world get out of control where commerce is threatened? Or will we just tell Americans that they on their own once they leave our shores, that being an America means nothing?
Will President Obama take proactive steps, or will he follow the President Carter route?
Whatever happens, I will be praying for the crew of the MAERSK ALABAMA, for their families and for those (if any) tasked with rescuing the crew. I will pray for the Somali pirates to get caught, or otherwise rendered unable to continue in this criminal activity.
**12.36pm** Steve Wilson wonders where the pirates are gonna hide all the loot.