A man who survived a recent Somali pirate attack was injured in a car accident in late April. First mate Shane Murphy was driving home to Seekonk with his wife the day after the pair attended a Red Sox-Yankees game in Boston when the auto accident occurred.
Murphy, 34, missed an appearance at his alma mater, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, as a result of the car crash, but his injuries were not believed to be serious.
His wife, Serena, 34, called her father-in-law after the motor vehicle accident to let him know that the couple was in the hospital. Their two sons were not with them at the time of the crash, and the father-in-law said they are trying to figure out what to do with the children while their parents recover.
According to a spokesman from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Serena was released from the hospital a short time later and the event honoring Murphy had been postponed.