- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 12, 2009

MANAMA, BAHRAIN (AP) - The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet says an American ship captain is resting comfortably on a U.S. warship after receiving a medical exam following his release from captivity.

Capt. Richard Phillips was released at 7:19 p.m. in an operation that killed three of the four pirates holding him. He was first taken aboard the Norfolk-based USS Bainbridge and then flow to the San Diego-based USS Boxer for the medial exam, 5th Fleet spokesman Lt. Nathan Christensen said.

Christensen said Phillips was now “resting comfortably.” The USS Boxer was in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, Christensen said.

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