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Somalia / Maritime Piracy / Rescue #928858

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on an attack by Somali pirates on another US ship the day after the rescue of a ship's captain held hostage reported; two e-mails from Liberty Sun merchant sailor Thomas Urbik†, a crew member of the attacked ship, quoted. [Mother Katy URBIK†- recounts her reaction to her son's e-mail messages & her communications with him.]

(Mombasa, Kenya: David McKenzie) What is known about the four hijackings in the area in the last two days & what is known about rescued captain Richard Phillips & his crew in Mombasa, Kenya, & their scheduled return home to the US reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Studio: Erica Hill) The hundreds being held hostage by Somali pirates for ransom featured; photos of crewmen on a chemical tanker & footage of other held ships shown; statistics on attacks & hijackings cited. [Davidson College Ken MENKHAUS†- talks about the piracy; outlines the only solution for pirate attacks.]

Cooper, Anderson;
McKenzie, David;
Hill, Erica

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