Boat in Somali piracy case to be displayed in Fla.


Published: Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 5:22 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 5:22 p.m.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. A St. Lucie County museum is getting an artifact at the center of one of the year's biggest stories.

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce says it will permanently display the 28-foot lifeboat used in the hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama in April.

That ship was taken hostage off the coast of Somalia. The captain of the ship was held in the lifeboat until nearby Navy SEALs pulled off a heroic rescue.

The lifeboat is scheduled to be unveiled Aug. 14.

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Information from: Press-Journal, http://www.tcpalm.com/

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