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Somalia / Maritime Piracy / Rescue #928814

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 13, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The rescue at sea of ship captain Richard Phillips, who was held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia, introduced. [President OBAMA - praises the US military.]

(New York: Randi Kaye) The details of the rescue featured; animated diagram of the SEALs sniper shooting of the pirates & photos of Phillips shown. [US naval forces central command commander V/Adm. William GORTNEY†- calls it a phenomenal shot.] [Maersk Alabama crew member Shane MURPHY†- comments on hearing the voice of Capt. Phillips.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The piracy problem noted. [MURPHY - calls this a crisis & this crew is lucky.] Live interview held with former Navy SEAL Kaj Larsen about the rescue. [LARSEN - talks about SEAL training & how Somalia is a breeding ground for piracy.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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