On March 18, 2009, Tabor Boy Project Crew Member Bob Beauregard proudly posted here about getting his first command, the Maersk Arkansas, a sister ship to the Maersk Alabama which trades a similar route. Got the nod today to join the big show
Check out his post where you'll see a photo of the ship.
On March 29th, I received a message from Bob that he would be leaving for Kuwait to join the Maersk Arkansas on Tuesday, March 31.
On April 8, the Maersk Alabama was attacked by Somali pirates
and you'd have to be Paris Hilton or living under a rock to not know the details of that amazing story.
At the end of last week, you may have read the contents of an email between a crew member on the Alabama to the Arkansas after the attack but before Captain Philips was rescued. If not, here are links to a blog post that reproduced it
as well a CNN article
Another one of our Tabor Boy Project Crew Members, Jimmy Walker is master of the Maersk Rhode Island; his profile picture might give a few hints about the hazards of the job.
These connections to Tabor Boy brings the pirate problem close to home. I'm sure that you'll join me in keeping these guys top mind and wishing them Gospeed.