Recaptured boat captain held for ransom, pirate leader contact says
Published 04/10/2009, Associated Press
UPDATED 12:20 P.M.
The American captain held hostage by four Somali pirates made a desperate escape attempt today but was recaptured after they fired shots, and officials said other pirates sought to reinforce their colleagues by sailing hijacked ships with other captives aboard to the scene of the standoff.
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