Hostage Captain Rescued, SEALS take down pirates


Click, click, boom.
Verified Military
Mar 7, 2009
the bat cave
This is the most current posting on, seems the SEAL's took out the pirates and helped in the rescue of the ship captain being held...

"The American cargo ship captain held hostage by pirates jumped overboard Sunday 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, right, stands with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Frank Castellano after Phillips' rescue Sunday.

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, and later flown to the USS Boxer, where he was "resting comfortably," the U.S. Navy said.

At the time of the shootings, the fourth pirate was aboard the Bainbridge negotiating with officials, the source said. That pirate was taken into custody.

Phillips was rescued at 7:19 p.m. (12:19 p.m. ET), according to the Navy."
we all hate reporters, CNN nearly got my ass killed in ramadi....but yea more details are coming out, looks like his life was in "imminent danger" and SEAL snipers took out three of the four pirates, the fourth was on a US Navy ship negotiating and is in custody....hate to be that guy, bet he's glad he wasn't on the boat though, a high caliber rifle round through your face will defiantly mess up your complexion. Good work Navy.

And they swooped down on Little Bird helicopters :D

Great news, glad he's safe !


SOMALI BASIN (April 12, 2009) Maersk-Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips, right, stands alongside Cmdr. Frank Castellano, commanding officer of USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) after being rescued by U.S Naval Forces off the coast of Somalia. Philips was held hostage for four days by pirates. (Official U.S. Navy photo/RELEASED)
Good job SEALs. :cool: About time we let em loose with some surgical shooting.

Great News !!!!
About damn time, too bad they got one alive.

Those Arleigh Burke-class companionways are pretty treacherous. A lot of people fall down 'em and land on their heads. Three or four times in a row.
Whats bad with a happy ending ? :uhh:

A happy ending is what a masseuse or a hairdresser offers you in the orient (read sucky fucky)

Good job, now if everyone starts blowing ever suspect looking dhow or dinghy out of the water it might curtail these fuckers business schemes.
lol you guys and your tinfoil hat beliefs *sighs*

Everyone knows that it was Rainbow 6 who did a HALO and sniped them on the way down.

Seriously... good for them. About time we deal with these ass clowns. It's been 200 years... we need to start fighting the pirates again.