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Somalia / Maritime Piracy / Maersk Alabama #928903

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) The return to the US of the crew from the Maersk Alabama that had battled pirates off Somalia noted; details given of State Department proposals for action against the pirates.

(Andrews Air Force Base: Jeff Glor) The continued pirate attacks featured; scenes & animation shown of the Liberty Sun that was attacked by a pirate ship; details given about options for cargo ships sailing in dangerous waters. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - calls the pirates armed gangs of the sea.] [Chamber of Shipping of America president Joseph COX†- comments on the concerns of the shipping industry.] [CSIS Joan ZARATE†, Stanford law school Allen WEIBER†- cite problems in responding to piracy.] The wait at Andrews Air Force Base for the returning crew members noted.

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Glor, Jeff

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