US captain in Kenya

MOMBASA - A US ship's captain captured by Somali pirates last week arrived in Kenya yester day on a US destroyer, and a South Korean warship joined other navies combating sea gangs off Somalia's coast.

MOMBASA - A US ship's captain captured by Somali pirates last week arrived in Kenya yester day on a US destroyer, and a South Korean warship joined other navies combating sea gangs off Somalia's coast.

Somali brigands have shown no sign of halting their hijackings in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean where they have captured dozens of ships, taken hundreds of sailors prisoner and made off with millions of dollars in ransoms.

US snipers killed three pirates on Sunday and rescued Captain Richard Phillips. The captain apparently volunteered to board the lifeboat in return for his 19 crew members' safety.

A fourth pirate captured was likely to be taken to the US for trial. - Reuters

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