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Walk Through Captain Phillips Lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama Somali Pirate Conflict

Walk Through Captain Phillips Lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama Somali Pirate Conflict

Kimberly 1 comments

I’m sure you recall in April 2009 when Captain Phillips was taken hostage aboard his own lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama by Somali Pirates, but did you know that you could actually see and walk through the lifeboat?

Maersk_Alabama_Captain-Phillips-Lifeboat-easter-seals-rescueThe lifeboat is on exhibit at the Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce, FL.

When you visit the Museum, you can board the lifeboat upon which Captain Richard Phillips was held hostage for five days before being rescued on April 12, thanks to the accuracy of Navy SEAL snipers.

You can board the Alabama lifeboat at the Museum and see the holes left by the SEAL bullets as they opened fire simultaneously, firing three bullets and killing three pirates.

The Maersk Alabama lifeboat arrived at the Museum on in April, 2009. We [The Navy Seal Museum] assisted the makers of the motion picture Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, due out in October, 2013.

NSM_Logo2-300x112Other exhibits featured at this one of a kind museum include:

  • A replica model of theBin Laden Compound
  • World War II Era Beach Obstacles
  • Desert Storm Vehicles
  • Displays of Unique Weaponry

navy sealsThe United States Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command and United States Special Operations Command.

navy seals 2The Museum is located at:

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
3300 N. Hwy. A1A, North Hutchinson Island
Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Phone: (772) 595-5845

Our Hours

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
Note: We are closed Mondays
Closed for July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day


Adults (13 years and older) $8
6 to 12 years $4
Under 6 free
Group rates and tours are available. Please call (772) 595-5845



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