Somali pirates have attacked and damaged the M/V Liberty Sun, an American ship carrying humanitarian aid from Houston to Mombasa, Kenya. (PHOTO COURTESY OF LIBERTY MARITIME CORP.)
The ship attacked by Somali pirates Tuesday - and the two Topekans serving on her crew - arrived in Kenya Thursday morning.
The Liberty Sun pulled into Mombasa with its bridge damaged by rocket propelled grenades and its windows shattered by gunfire. The crew wasn't hurt.
Waldmann says she finally spoke with her husband around noon Thursday. She says he's tired, but otherwise alright. He and Ken expect to return home in about a week.
The Liberty Sun was the second U.S.-flagged cargo ship attacked in a week. The captain of the Maertz Alabama was held hostage for several days before being rescued.