Richard Tocci

Richard Tocci
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Captain Phillips Rescued

This is one story with a happy ending. A pirate attack on the Maersk-Alabama has ended with the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the elimination of the pirates that took him. The Navy did get the captain of the pirate ship and have him in custody.

Online articles can be found on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Reuters, and AP.

I heard someone say they had a coordinated attack ready from 25-30 meters, and took out the three pirates holding Phillips, one of which was holding an AK-47 to his back. One of the news reports on TV said it was a difficult shot. 25 or 30 meters, even with the ocean moving? I don't think so -- that's like shooting fish in a barrel for these guys.

But I'm glad he's safe and sound, and congrats to the Navy for getting him out.

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