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    American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says - CNN.com

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    (CNN) -- The captain of the Maersk Alabama was freed Sunday after being held captive since Wednesday by pirates off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the situation told CNN.

    The official said Capt. Richard Phillips is uninjured and in good condition, and that three of the four pirates were killed. The fourth pirate is in custody. Phillips was taken aboard the USS Bainbridge, a nearby naval warship.

    Earlier Sunday afternoon Maersk Line Limited, owner of the Maersk Alabama, said the U.S. Navy informed the company that it had sighted Phillips in a lifeboat where pirates are holding him.

    Phillips was spotted another time earlier in the day, the Navy said.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Thank ****ng God.

    Glad this ordeal ended as it should have. No mercy for the Pirates. The 4th Pirate will be a nice way to get some information from, etc. etc.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Kudos to the US Navy.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    A fine Easter indeed for the family of Capt. Phillips.... As for the pirates, not so lucky....

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    One is still alive, but he will go on trial, and will be made an example of.

    As for the Captain that was rescued, he deserves a medal. He IS a sailor of the finest American tradition.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    That's certainly good news!!
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    This is great news, don´t know the details of the unit involved in the rescue, but I can feel a HOO RAH coming on

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Great news, but sucks for the anti-Obama crowd ...
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Looks like negotiations worked,he jumped in the ocean and the Seal team negotiated with the pirates before they could shoot him.

    Are our armed forces great or what...

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Outstanding news! Looks like the U.S. and the French are done messing around with these thugs.
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