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The complete encyclopedia on the 2009 MV Maersk Alabama hijacking in which four Somali pirates seized control of the container ship and evetually took the maritime captain, Richard Phillips, captive in it's lifeboat. After a five day stand-off between the U.S. Navy destroyers USS Bainbridge, USS Halyburton and the USS Boxer, three of the four pirates were killed by Navy SEAL snipers and their leader, Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, was taken into custody to be charged in the United States for piracy. On February 16, 2011, Muse was sentenced to 33 years and 9 months in federal prison. In 2013, Columbia Pictures released a film titled 'Captain Phillips' starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi as Captain Richard Phillips and pirate leader Abduwali Muse. The film went on to make $218.8 million. This is a wiki that anyone can contribute to!

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Our topic is solely that of the 2009 MV Maersk Alabama hijacking. We will talk about the event itself, the captain, the pirates, the crew members, the Navy destroyers and rescuers involved, and the 2013 biographical film Captain Phillips. If you have anything to contribute, please do. Any new or extra information will be much appreciated!

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