April 8, 2009

U.S. crew regains control from Somali pirates

Per BBC, "The US crew of a ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia has retaken control of the vessel, according to Pentagon sources."

However, sources say the ship's Captain is still being detained by Somali pirates and Twitter users take note:

  1. DamoS
    felix85 (Ireland) A person aboard the vessel hijacked by pirates is telling The Associated Press that the ship's captain is still being held hostage.
  2. Cary Prewitt
    caryprewitt (Austin, Teaxs) Looks like the pirates couldn't hold off the Americans. They may have the captain though... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7990566.stm

Twitter users continue to follow story as it unfolds:

  1. Christopher M Chang
    cmac322 (Washington, DC)Americans are fighting back against those somali pirates, yea!
  2. Frankie De Soto
    franklogic (Texas) US crew drove off Somali pirates, that's what I'm talkin about, don't mess with the US. http://tinyurl.com/5vsjbd
  3. Michael Hinchen
    NewerDeal (Texas) Kick A USA!! Somali pirates hijack a U.S. ship. The hostages kick but and take it back.

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