Congratulations and thanks to the U.S. Navy and Capt. Richard Phillips for the successful rescue of Capt. Phillips.
The rescue of Captain Phillips required just three remarkable shots — one each by snipers firing from a distance, using night-vision scopes, senior Navy officials said. Within minutes, rescuers slid down ropes from the Bainbridge, climbed aboard the lifeboat and found the three pirates dead. They then untied Captain Phillips, ending the contretemps at sea that had riveted much of the world’s attention.
In Somalia itself, other pirates reacted angrily to news of the rescue, and some said they would avenge the deaths of their colleagues by killing Americans in sea hijackings to come.