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  Pirate attempt to hijack famed Maersk Alabama

Pirate skiff nears twice-attacked Maersk Alabama

The EU Naval Force says a suspected pirate skiff approached the American ship Maersk Alabama but turned back after a security team onboard fired warning shots. Full story

15 pirates may face U.S. trial for 4 deaths

A U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday it was possible that 15 pirates detained after the killing of four American yacht enthusiasts could be sent to the United States to face trial. Full story

Somali pirate handed 33-year sentence by U.S. court

A U.S. judge sentenced a Somali pirate to 33 years and nine months in prison on Wednesday for his role in the 2009 seizure of the Maersk Alabama container ship in the Indian Ocean. Full story

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  Captured by pirates

NBC’s Matt Lauer recaps his interview with Captain Richard Phillips, whose was held hostage for days when his ship, the Maersk Alabama, was hijacked last April by Somali pirates.

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