Murky Waters: A Look at Piracy Attacks

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Pirates Attack Cruise Ship Register to the Bahamas

The Seabourn Spirit, a Bahamas registered cruise ship, was under siege in 2005 after Somali pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade and machine guns at the luxury cruise line off the West African Coast. The vessel’s 151 passengers were unharmed, but one of the 161-person crew was injured by shrapnel.

(Photo: Seabourn Cruise Line)

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