April 12, 2009

Go Navy!!! Captain Richard Phillips rescued!

From Yahoo/Associated Press:
US sea capt. freed from pirates in swift firefight
An American ship captain was freed unharmed Sunday in a swift firefight that killed three of the four Somali pirates who had been holding him for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, the ship's owner said.

A senior U.S. intelligence official said a pirate who had been involved in negotiations to free Capt. Richard Phillips but who was not on the lifeboat was in custody. The Justice Department said it was reviewing evidence and considering criminal charges against the captured pirate.

Phillips, 53, of Underhill, Vermont, was safely transported to a Navy warship nearby.
The article is a bit thin on the details (no surprise there given how recently this just happened). I'll post more as I hear about it. Posted by DaveH at April 12, 2009 12:17 PM
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