US ship arrives in Kenya without kidnapped captain

April 11, 2009 20:49


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An American ship whose captain is still being held hostage by Somali pirates has arrived in a Kenyan port with the 19 remaining crew members. The Maersk Alabama arrived in Mombasa harbor on Saturday evening. Capt. Richard Phillips is still being held in the lifeboat hundreds of miles from the nearest land. US warships are nearby monitoring the situation. The US-flagged ship was attacked by Somali pirates firing automatic weapons on Wednesday but the unarmed crew managed to lock themselves in a secure room and overpower one of the pirates. The four pirates eventually left the ship in a lifeboat with the captain as a hostage.

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