Official: US sea captain freed in swi...

Official: US sea captain freed in swift firefight

There are 1 comment on the The Associated Press story from Apr 12, 2009, titled Official: US sea captain freed in swift firefight . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

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.

Phillips, 53, of Underhill, Vermont, was safely transported to a Navy warship nearby.

Maersk Line Limited President and CEO John Reinhart said in a news release that the U.S. government informed the company around 1:30 p.m. EDT Sunday that Phillips had been rescued. Reinhart said the company called Phillips' wife, Andrea, to tell her the news.

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Sniper McGee

Montréal, Canada

#2 Apr 13, 2009
God bless the Navy Seals!

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