April 14, 2009 6:50 PM

'No cowards': How ship's crew fought off Somali pirates

The crew of the Maersk Alabama was a motley, only-in-America bunch hailing from places as faraway as India, Poland and Detroit. But when pirates boarded their ship last week in the Indian Ocean, the crew members thwarted the first attempted hijacking of an American vessel at sea in at least two centuries. This is their story.

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