Sunday, April 12, 2009
Score One for the Good Guys !!!
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. (YES!!!)The fourth pirate is wounded and in custody. Phillips was taken aboard the USS Bainbridge, a nearby naval warship.
Navy snipers on a U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Baimbridge, took out the three pirates when they had a clear shot of the three. The fourth pirate was on the Bambridge as a negotiator and was taken in custody. Captain Phillips was then freed from the lifeboat where he had been held captive.