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Rescued Sea Captain Writes Book on Hostage Drama


Times Argus - 11:11 am Thu Apr 1st, 2010

The cargo ship captain who spent five days as a hostage of Somali pirates says in a new book it was a high-seas double-cross that led to his brutal ordeal in a sweltering lifeboat.

Richard Phillips says that one of the AK-47-wielding pirates was grabbed by the crew of the Maersk Alabama last year, but the crew agreed to release him if the pirates released their captive, Phillips.

Bad idea, he says now.

Read the whole story in the Times Argus: http://timesargus.com/article/20100401/NEWS02/4010...

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