The tangled case involves Somali pirates, a German ship, an overcrowded Kenyan prison, and allegations of human rights abuses.
Secretary Clinton vows action, and seeks an international effort against the Somali pirates
How to deal with attackers in order to protect the ship, its cargo, and its crew is on everybody's mind.
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For the first time, crewmembers of the Maersk Alabama share details of their Indian Ocean encounter
In London, the business capital of the world's maritime industry, firms shape decisions on arming ships and negotiating with pirates.
The ship escaped an assault that may have been rooted in revenge for three pirates' deaths during the US Navy's rescue Sunday of the Maersk Alabama's captain.
Will Kenya be tapped as the next ‘Hague’ of the high seas?
The high profile of the case suggests a trial in the United States, but the Justice Department might be wary of bringing the young suspect into the American court system.
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