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Federal appeals court upholds Somali pirate convictions

Richmond, Va. – The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond decided Friday to uphold the convictions of two Somali pirates who killed four Americans in 2011. 179 more words

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Captain Phillips, revisited.

There is no more famous U.S. Merchant Marine in modern times than Captain Richard Phillips. He was the firm captain of the Maersk Alabama that was taken hostage by Somali pirates and survived days on a lifeboat until U.S. 369 more words