About the Show
In April 2009, news of US Navy snipers bringing a swift end to a tense stand-off with Somali pirates captured the world's attention. After failing to seize the Maersk Alabama, the three remaining Somali pirates were dramatically shot dead while holding Captain Richard Phillips hostage aboard a powerless lifeboat. Uncover the details of how the pirates raided the ship in the first place and how the crew fought back, before military intervention brought the crisis to a head and a bloody resolution with three incredibly difficult, simultaneous gunshots fired by Navy SEAL snipers from the fantail of a moving vessel.


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