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Somalia / Maritime Piracy / Rescue #928768

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 12, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The military rescue of American cargo ship captain Richard Phillips, who was being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia, reported.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The rescue of the hostage from a lifeboat drifting towards Somalis reviewed; photos & animated diagram shown. [Voice of V/Adm. William GORNTEY†- announces Phillips is safe; recounts what happened on the lifeboat.] [In Kenya, Maersk Alabama crew MEMBERS - complain about naval protection.] What the Justice Department might do with the captured Somali teen noted & the difficulties of patrolling in counter-piracy operations at sea discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Mombasa, Kenya: Keith Miller) The reaction of the ship's crew to the rescue of the captain & what happened in the hijacking attempt featured; scenes shown from the ship where the sailors celebrated & recounted what happened in the hijacking.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Underhill, Vermont: Peter Alexander) The reaction in the captain's home of Underhill, Vermont, featured; scenes shown of yellow ribbons all over town. [Family spokesman Alison McCOLL†- reads Phillips' family statement.] [St. Thomas Church Rev. Rick DANIELSON†, two community MEMBERS, friend Capt. James STAPLES†- react to the rescue.]

Holt, Lester;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Miller, Keith;
Alexander, Peter

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