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    US warship reaches Somali coast

    An American warship, the USS Bainbridge, has reached the area off the coast of Somalia where a cargo ship was seized by pirates a day earlier.

    US crew members have recaptured their ship but the captain is still being held hostage by the attackers.

    The pirates' boat is floating near the Maersk Alabama, its owners told the Associated Press. Officials are waiting for sunrise to see what happens.

    The ship was taken about 500km (311 miles) off Somalia's coast.

    Other US vessels are speeding towards the scene.

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the government was following the situation very closely and urged the world to act to end the "scourge" of piracy.

    BBC NEWS | Africa | US warship reaches Somali coast
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    It's just too bad that the ship that was seized was loaded with relief supplies, in other words a cargo bound for charity. I would have much preferred the pirates had seized a ship loaded with valuable cargo belonging to some big, greedy and vile American Corporation.

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    Wrong ship to hijack - if it's a relief ship.

    Somali pirates are gonna get some backlash over this, I'll bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    It's just too bad that the ship that was seized was loaded with relief supplies, in other words a cargo bound for charity. I would have much preferred the pirates had seized a ship loaded with valuable cargo belonging to some big, greedy and vile American Corporation.
    Good point. And a good idea, next time.

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