Cheers all around for the Pres. (authorizing), the Navy (killing/capturing) and the Captain (for jumping and surviving).
An American ship captain was rescued unharmed Sunday in a swift
firefight that killed three of the four Somali pirates who had been holding him
for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, U.S. officials said.
Richard Phillips' crew, who said they escaped after he offered himself to the
pirates as a hostage, erupted in cheers aboard their ship docked in Mombasa,
Kenya. Some waved an American flag and fired a flare in celebration.(link)