The pirate saga of the Maersk Alabama continues, with the USS Bainbridge, one of the Navy's guided missile destroyers, arriving at the scene of the crime. Somali pirates took over the Danish cargo ship, which had an American crew, on Wednesday, but the 20 American sailors somehow overpowered them and reasserted control of the vessel. In the chaos, four gunmen fled on a lifeboat with the captain, Richard Phillips, as their hostage. Somali pirates raided more than 130 vessels last year, and successfully hijacked 50 of them, collecting millions in ransom payments along the way.
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