Vermont sea captain escapes, recaptur...

Vermont sea captain escapes, recaptured by Somali pirates

There are 6 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Apr 10, 2009, titled Vermont sea captain escapes, recaptured by Somali pirates. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

An American sea captain held hostage by pirates jumped into the ocean and tried to swim away, but he was retaken by the Somali bandits, military officials said.

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Springfield, MA

#1 Apr 10, 2009
Back up is what the pirates want? I say shell their boats.

Easthampton, MA

#2 Apr 10, 2009
Best wishes to Captain Phillips, may he escape unharmed.
Lenny from LENOX

Pittsfield, MA

#3 Apr 10, 2009
This story sounds like a police officer afraid to shoot a bank robber. Fire two rounds across their bow. Then board their ship and do what you must. If you lack the will to do this you are encouraging addiional pirate strikes.

Greenfield, MA

#4 Apr 10, 2009

Law Of Sea

Springfield, MA

#5 Apr 12, 2009
The international laws of the sea do not allow for merchant ships to be armed.To do so would make them a war ship. Change the law and mount twin fifty caliber machine guns fore and aft and blow these African criminals out of their canoe from a mile out before they come into rifle range.Do this and it will end overnight.
Captain P issgums

Springfield, MA

#6 Apr 12, 2009
Arrr these scervey dogs need a good lesson taught to them they does.I saw hang them from the yard arm....Arrrrr.

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