Richard Phillips the Captain that gave himself up for his crew is free. Three Somali pirates are dead and one is in captivity. This is exactly how this situation should have ended. The message must be clear, capture our citizens then you better prepare for the afterlife.
As the pirates shot in the air, Phillips told his crew to lock themselves in a cabin and surrendered himself to safeguard his men, crew members said. Phillips was then held hostage in an enclosed lifeboat that was closely watched by U.S. warships and a helicopter in an increasingly tense.
I don’t think this Captain will have any trouble keeping or raising a crew for his ship.
Damn, hurts me to give kudos to the Navy but well… Good job!