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Somali pirate gets 33 years for U.S. ship hijack

A Somali pirate who attacked a U.S.-flagged ship off the coast of Africa in 2009 was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison Wednesday. Full story

Rescue on the High Seas

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Somali pirates couldn’t break Capt. Phillips

  Capt. Richard Phillips, along with his wife Andrea, speaks with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about being held captive by Somali pirates, his rescue by Navy SEALs and dangerous days at sea, all covered in his new book, “A Captain’s Duty.”

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  Captured by pirates

NBC’s Matt Lauer recaps his interview with Captain Richard Phillips, whose was held hostage for days when his ship, the Maersk Alabama, was hijacked last April by Somali pirates.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Abduhl Wali-i-Musi who allegedly is involved in the hostage-taking of U.S. commercial ship captain Richard Phillips, is led into Federal Plaza by Federal agents April 20, 2009 in New York City. Wali-i-Musi was captured by the U.S. Navy shortly before snipers killed the thr