Somali pirates launch failed attack on second US vessel(Read article summary)
The ship escaped an assault that may have been rooted in revenge for three pirates' deaths during the US Navy's rescue Sunday of the Maersk Alabama's captain.
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Pirates in Somalia tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to hijack another American vessel, following vows to increase attacks on American interests. The incident, which comes days after Somalian militants fired on a visiting US congressman, highlights the challenge that an increasingly unstable Somalia poses for the Obama administration.
The ship managed to out-maneuver the pirates before being assisted by the USS Bainbridge, "the navy destroyer involved in the rescue last week of another American cargo ship," reports The New York Times.