Bloody Rescue on the High Seas: Captain Safe After Three Pirates Killed

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:32 am April 13, 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.” Fantastic news for Phillips’ family and friends, but this crisis highlights the reason why foreign aid vessels should be more fully armed.

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