U.S. warships surround pirates looting the captain the lifeboat managed to rescue
BEIJING, April 10 (AFP), has been surrounded by U.S. Navy on the 10th captain of the pirates kidnapped the U.S. lifeboat. At the same time, more U.S. warships are en route to the scene to rescue.
addition to local military helicopters also hovered over, the crew said it is making final preparations to start the rescue.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert – Gates in Washington, said: “At present the highest priority thing the captain’s safe return.”
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the captain and four-Phillips pirate boat where “apparently” has no power, but U.S. military officials did not have to confirm.
Other media reported that the hijacked cargo ship belongs to the Danish Maersk Line issued a written statement, said the captain did not hurt Phillips, the current situation well.
9 in Somali pirates boarded the East African waters, “Alabama” cargo ship. Ship at least 20 American crew members, they counter-attack and successfully repulsed the pirates. But pirate Captain Phillips away confused, and then get on the lifeboat to leave the ship.
learned that Phillips offered to become a hostage in exchange for the safety of the crew. U.S. freighter crew had been released earlier subdued the pirates, but pirates still refuses to release Phillips.