Factual Specials

High Seas Heroes: Fighting Back Pirates

This special documentary reveals the human drama behind the Maersk Alabama – the first American ship to be hijacked in 200 years. In their own words, the captain and crew behind the headlines describe their heroic fight back against armed pirates and their dramatic rescue by the US Navy. Family members also reflect on the terror felt for their loved ones as the events thousands of miles away unfolded on their television screens.

Broadcaster:Discovery TLC
Distributor:TLC
Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 90 min
Production year:2009
Executive Producer:Tom Brisley
Produced by:Nacressa Swan
Directed by:Chris Martin