Sunday, April 12, 2009

CAPTAIN RESCUED!! 3 Pirates DEAD... 1 Wounded and in Custody

American sea Captain Richard Phillips was rescued from four Somali pirates Sunday, a U.S. intelligence official said. Three pirates were killed and one was in custody after what appeared to be a swift firefight off the Somali coast, the official said. Phillips, who was not hurt, was safely transported to a Navy warship nearby. Initial reports indicate Phillips jumped overboard for a second time and the military was able to take advantage of the situation. Phillips, 53, of Underhill, Vt., was transported to the USS Bainbridge nearby. He is resting comfortably after a checkup, the Navy said. "Andrea and Richard have spoken and you can imagine their joy and what a happy moment it was for them," family spokeswoman Alison McColl said outside the Phillips' house. [Continue reading]
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