Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Ruiz et al. v. Waterman Steamship et al. (Somali Pirate Incident)
Eleven crewmembers of the Maersk Alabama claim that Maersk ignored warnings about Somali pirates and deployed their ship too close to the Somali coast, where they were kidnapped by pirates in April 2009. The plaintiffs allege Maersk failed to take adequate steps to provide appropriate levels of security and safety.
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