Excellent news! And no thanks to President Prompter. Captain Phillips jumped overboard for a second time and this time the Navy Seals were ready! Never let an opportunity go to waste!
FOXNews.com - Ship Captain Rescued From Somali Pirates
Ship Captain Rescued From Somali Pirates
Sunday, April 12, 2009
American sea Captain Richard Phillips was safely rescued Sunday from four Somali pirates, who had been holding him for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, a U.S. intelligence official said.
Three of the pirates were killed and one was in custody after what appeared to be a swift firefight off the Somali coast, the official said.
Initial reports indicate Phillips jumped overboard for a second time and the military was able to take advantage of the situation.
Phillips, 53, of Underhill, Vt., was transported to the USS Bainbridge nearby.