Maersk Alabama crewman sues companies, claiming ‘mental stress’

(HOUSTON) — A Maersk Alabama crewman has sued Maersk Line and Waterman Steamship Corp. for allegedly not providing adequate security during the ill-fated voyage past Somalia, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reported. Richard E. Hicks, the ship’s chief steward, said the companies didn’t do enough to protect the vessel from pirates. Hicks said he thought he was going to die and can’t return to his job due to ‘mental stress.’
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By Professional Mariner Staff