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Rescue of Maersk Alabama Captain from Pirates

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Rescue of Maersk Alabama Captain from Pirates

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On April 8, 2009, a small band of Somali pirates hijacked the American cargo ship Maersk Alabama and took its captain, Richard Phillips, hostage. After a standoff that lasted several days, Navy SEAL sharpshooters took out his captors with just three shots.

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