Thursday, November 19, 2009

Modern Piracy Display

In conjunction with Nauticus' temporary exhibit Real Pirates, the museum has assembled a display on modern piracy and the U.S. Navy's effort to combat it. The central item in this exhibit is the lifeboat (currently on loan) from the container ship Maersk Alabama.  The Norfolk-based USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) assisted in rescuing the ship's captain from this lifeboat, after it had been captured by pirates.  The exhibit opens on November 21 and runs through April 4, 2010. See for more information about Real Pirates.

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