April 12, 2009

Captain held hostage by pirates freed

Per news.yahoo.com, Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama who has been held hostage since Wednesday, when Somalian pirates seized a U.S. ship, was freed today.

According to Yahoo News, "a U.S. Navy operation killed three of the four Somali pirates who had been holding him on a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, a senior U.S. intelligence official said."

Twitterers are a-buzz at the news of Captain Phillips' release.

  1. DK Hipkins
    bigdaddydk (Qatar) Maersk Alabama captain free, 3 of 4 pirates dead. 4th in custody. http://tinyurl.com/dhhyvm
  2. Joe McDermott
    joemcd RT @BreakingNews (Coamo, PR) 3 pirates were killed in operation to free Captain Phillips; 1 in custody. Phillips has not been injured, according to CNN.
  3. John C. Agnelli
    JCA747 (Manchester and New Castle, UK) Yea, Captain is free. See. it is Easter. Good triumphs evil every time. We never close.
  4. lanorth9
    lanorth9 (Sunderlan, Northeast England)Praise the Lord! the American captain that was held hostage by Somalian pirates, is FREE!
  5. guangzhou tacloban
    johncare (Tacloban Leyte, Phillipines) usa sea captain free and safe somali pirates killed. great news

blog comments powered by Disqus