The cook aboard the Maersk Alabama when it was hijacked April 8 by Somali pirates filed suit against the company and Waterman Steamship Corp.
Richark Hicks of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., on April 27 sued owner Maersk Lines Limited and Waterman, which supplied the ship’s crew, for $75,000. He alleges that the carrier knowingly sent him into danger in the Indian Ocean without adequate protection.
Hicks’ suit was filed in Harris County District Court in Houston.
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