Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Maersk sued by crewman over pirate attack

The carriers have been reluctant to arm their ships against pirate attacks, when sailing close to Somalia.
Maybe this lawsuit will make them reconsider.

Richard Hicks, chief steward of the recently-attacked boxship Maersk Alabama, filed a suit in a Houston court on Monday against Waterman Steamship and Maersk Line Ltd, alleging they knowingly sent him into the piracy-prone Gulf of Aden near Somalia without adequate protection. Mr Hicks is seeking at least $75,000, according to the suit.

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