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Good job SEALs
    #215430 - 04/14/09 01:51 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

Wow what a sick mission. They saved that Capt. :yesnod:



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Re: Good job SEALs [Re: Picklez]
    #215499 - 04/14/09 03:46 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

have a link to the story perhaps? i haven't seen anything about this yet


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Re: Good job SEALs [Re: tsollost]
    #215502 - 04/14/09 03:51 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

cool?...


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Re: Good job SEALs [Re: Tripp420]
    #215506 - 04/14/09 03:57 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

i wanna read more about the pirates that took them over. mentioned something about a 16 year old


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Re: Good job SEALs [Re: Tripp420]
    #215511 - 04/14/09 04:02 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

It's an amazing story. A US Captain whose ship was captured by Pirates. In exchange for his crews release and the release of the ship, he exchanged for his own life.

In the end 3 Navy SEALS would end with 3 head shots and rescue the Captain of the ship.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/13/somalia.rescue.breakdown/index.html

In the end, it was a single moment that brought the hostage crisis to its dramatic finish.
Capt. Richard Phillips, right, stands with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Frank Castellano after Phillips' rescue Sunday.

Capt. Richard Phillips, right, stands with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Frank Castellano after Phillips' rescue Sunday.
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Three gunshots. All three fatal. Fired in the dark by three specially trained U.S. Navy SEALs as the pirates' boat rocked in the water off Somalia.

"Phenomenal shots -- 75 feet away," said Navy Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, who oversees the region.

A senior defense official said each was a shot to the head.

Gortney, in an interview Monday with CNN's "American Morning," described critical steps that led to the rescue of U.S. Capt. Richard Phillips, who was taken by pirates after they boarded his merchant ship, the Maersk Alabama, east of Somalia on Wednesday.

Four pirates had been holding Phillips in a small lifeboat, which had run out of fuel. "One of their pirates had left the lifeboat, needed medical attention and jumped onto one of our inflatable boats," Gortney said. Video Watch Gortney describe how SEALs shot pirates »

Gortney told CNN's Barbara Starr that the USS Bainbridge rammed the lifeboat Saturday to keep it from trying to return to the Somalian shore about 20 miles away.

"At one point, actually, the two vessels collided" as the captain of the Bainbridge tried to hold off the lifeboat, Gortney said.

Gortney, in the "American Morning" interview, said one of the pirates needed medical attention and "jumped onto one of our inflatable boats." Video Watch report on how Navy deals with pirates »

The pirate's need for medical help was a credit to the Maersk's crew. When the pirates boarded their vessel, a tussle ensued, during which one of the crewmen stabbed the pirate in the hand. Four days later, the pirate's departure from the lifeboat to accept U.S. medical help -- and try to negotiate the captive's release -- left only three for the U.S. snipers to keep their eyes on.
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The three were tired, Gortney said. "The sea state was picking up. They agreed for us to tow them into little better waters as the ship was bouncing around. It was very tense."

The on-scene U.S. commander of the Bainbridge, which had come to try to negotiate the captain's release, could see the three remaining pirates "were very, very intense. One of them held his AK-47 in the back of the captain. We were always concerned about the imminent danger to the captain."

The pirates had repeatedly threatened to kill Phillips, Gortney said.

A Navy SEAL team had parachuted in and taken up positions on the Bainbridge's back deck.

The military had orders from President Obama authorizing lethal force if there was imminent danger. Video Watch how rescue played out hour by hour »

"At one point, as uncomfortable as the pirates were, they exposed themselves where there was an opportunity," Gortney said.

He gave details of that "exposure" at a news conference Sunday. He said two of the pirates had their heads and shoulders exposed, while the third was visible in the boat's pilot house, through a window.

"The on-scene commander saw that one of the pirates still held that AK-47, was very, very concerned for the captain's life -- and he ordered the shots to be taken," Gortney said Monday.

Even with the small boat "moving up and down a couple of feet," the SEALs hit their targets. "Remarkable marksmanship," Gortney said.

The moment came at 7:19 p.m. (12:19 p.m. ET) Sunday -- after sundown, military officials say.

In the minutes after, a special operations team shimmied along the tow rope to the lifeboat, confirmed that three pirates had been killed and took Phillips back to the Navy ships that had gathered nearby.

The fourth pirate was taken into custody.
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"These guys [the SEALs] are very well trained, they have a lot of experience and there has to be a lot of communication between the shooters and the people making the decision that they all three had shots, that they could make their shots successfully," retired U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch said on "American Morning."


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Re: Good job SEALs [Re: Picklez]
    #215512 - 04/14/09 04:06 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

apparently in somalia, pirating is a good source of income...


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Re: Good job SEALs [Re: Tripp420]
    #215515 - 04/14/09 04:10 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

It has been going on a lot. It is very common.

Ironically the Somalian pirates hijacked an aid ship on the way to provide humanitarian aid to Somalian people


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