The American captain of a cargo ship held hostage by pirates jumped overboard from the lifeboat where he was being held, and U.S. Navy SEALs shot and killed three of his four captors, according to a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the situation.
Capt. Richard Phillips was helped out of the water off the Somali coast and is uninjured and in good condition, the official said. He was taken aboard the USS Bainbridge, a nearby naval warship.
At the time of the shootings, the fourth pirate was aboard the USS Bainbridge negotiating with officials, the source said. That pirate was taken into custody.
I’m not much into Easter, but this was good to hear today. Nice job to the guys who rescued Capt. Phillips, and to the commanders who pulled the trigger on the attack.
I’d like to hear who was involved with the rescue. Maybe a special guest star…