Somali pirates seeking a large reward, attempted to hijack the MV Maersk Alabama in 2009. Holding Richard Phillips for ransom, The U.S. Navy had to intervene and use new negotiation tactics with the pirates. Abduwali Muse was the only hijacker to live to tell the tale.
With Irma Blanco & Carter Roy
Some terrorists use weapons. Some use information. The scariest use hostages. Every Thursday, Hostage tells electrifying crime stories culminating in intense, life-or-death negotiations. Within the stories, we examine tactics used by the FBI’s crisis negotiation unit, world governments, and even hostage’s parents, highlighting the techniques that saved lives, and the moments where everything went tragically wrong. Hostage is a production of Cutler Media, and part of the Parcast Network. New episodes release on Thursdays.