Friday, April 10, 2009

Maersk Alabama Prayer Vigil

A brief prayer service was held at the American Merchant Marine Memorial in Battery Park, New York City on April 10, 2009 for the crew of the hijacked boxship Maersk Alabama. Among the participants was a Massachusetts Maritime Academy alumna who was touched with the show of support for the master and crew of the Maersk Alabama.

Benjamin Strong, Director of Amver Maritime Relations, and The Reverend Megan Sanders, Port Chaplain of the Seamen's Church Institute addressed the gathering. The Maersk Alabama's participation in the Amver system was highlighted along with words of encouragement for the Alabama crew, their families, and all seafarers.

Photo credit: USCG Photo by Beverly Howard

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