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    US sea captain freed in swift firefight

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    Sunday April 12, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya 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, U.S. officials said.

    Capt. Richard Phillips' crew, who said they escaped after he offered himself to the pirates as a hostage, erupted in cheers aboard their ship docked in Mombasa, Kenya. Some waved an American flag and fired a flare in celebration.

    The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet said Phillips was resting comfortably on a U.S. warship after receiving a medical exam.
    US sea captain freed in swift firefight

    I think we sent a message to all somali pirates. And that message is "You can mess with the spineless and expect a ransom of millions but if you mess with with the USA expect to be killed"

    The crew of the Alabama and the US Navy deserve to be commended for taking a stand against lawless pirates.
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    Re: US sea captain freed in swift firefight

    Please delete this post Im late.
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    Re: US sea captain freed in swift firefight

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Please delete this post Im late.
    I wasted no time.

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