ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 13, 2009
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(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The details of the rescue at sea of ship captain Richard Phillips, who was held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia, featured; scenes & virtual view shown of the lifeboat on which Phillips was held & the sniper fire by SEALs on the USS Bainbridge. [President OBAMA - praises the US military.] [Former US Navy SEAL Capt. Dick COUCH- talks about the SEALs mission.] [Voice of US naval forces central command V/Adm. William GORTNEY- describes what happened on the lifeboat.] [In Vermont, wife Andrea PHILLIPS - expresses thanks.] A statement from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates quoted & the equipment for the coordinated sniper shots discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Mombasa, Kenya: Jim Sciutto) The global battle against pirates featured; map shown of sites of pirate attacks at sea; scenes shown from on board a German cargo ship. [Maersk Alabama crew member Shane MURPHY- asks Obama to use his resources against Somali pirates.] [Lissy Schulte captain Mikhail YALBACHEV- talks about the pirates' motives.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The Somali pirates featured; details given about what happened to turn fishermen into pirates; photos shown. [AP East Africa bureau chief Elizabeth KENNEDY- characterizes the pirates.]