Day Four


Source: Pirates repel sailors attempting to reach captain

Pirates off the eastern coast of Africa fired on U.S. sailors Saturday as they tried to reach the lifeboat where an American captain is being held, a U.S. official familiar with the situation told CNN.

The gunfire forced the sailors, who did not return fire, back to the guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge, the official said.

Gee, daylight surface assault, good thinking, what genius thought of that?

FBI Begins Building Criminal Case Against Somali Pirates

FBI agents planned to interview the crew of a U.S. cargo ship Saturday as the bureau began building a criminal case against Somali pirates who attacked the ship and took the captain hostage.

The Maersk Alabama arrived safely in Kenya on Saturday, three days after Somali pirates stormed the ship, failed to hijack it, and fled in a lifeboat with the captain.

“The FBI has informed us that this ship is a crime scene,” John Reinhart, president of Maersk Shipping Line said Saturday, explaining why crew members cannot immediately leave the ship.

Thank God these people weren’t around in WWII, Iwo Jima, crime scene

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men.

/it won’t be long now before the pirate terrorists start demanding a satellite TV upgrade for their brand new 73′ houseboat, or they’ll kill Captain Phillips

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