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Capn Richard Phillips Rescued by Navy Seals

I’m so proud of the sailors and Captain aboard the Maersk Alabama. I’m proud to be a sailor and a member of the International Oraganization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (MM&P) http://www.bridgedeck.org

Finally, after 8 long years I am proud again to be an American. We really showed the world that American sailors Kick Butt and no one takes our ships. And Capn Phillips is a hero for deflecting the takeover of the ship by offering himself. I know….the Somali pirates never truly had control. But nevertheless, Capn Phillips’ actions contributed to the overall positive result.

Scuttlebutt is Hollywood wants the story. Good. Our guys are heroes and if they want to cash in, I say go for it. And publicity for our Merchant Marine is Welcome, as far as I am concerned.

I mean…9 out of 10 people don’t even know what a U.S of A Merchant Mariner is. Well, let’s show’m who we are. That crew of ours sure did.

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