Captain Richard Phillips Rescued!

Piracy

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After being held hostage for days in a drifting lifeboat, Capt. Richard Philips has finally been rescued by a team Navy SEALs.  Details on the rescue operation are still unclear, but it is reported that the “captain was freed unharmed Sunday in a swift firefight,” with three of the four Somali pirates killed in the operation.

Captain Richard Phillips, who is said to be in good condition, was immediately taken aboard the USS Bainbridge and has been transferred to the USS Boxer to undergo medical examinations.  The surviving Somali pirate is in custody aboard the Bainbridge.

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