Captain Held By Somali Pirates Attempts Escape

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Captain Richard Phillips, the American hostage taken by Somali pirates, has been recaptured after attempting to escape from the lifeboat where he was being held.

The incident occurred overnight. Captain Phillips allegedly managed to escape for a short time, but the pirates quickly recaptured him. This was witnessed at some distance by the U.S. Navy.

NBC reports: