Vermont Captain’s Captors Sentenced to 33 Years of Jail Time

Somali pirate Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse was sentenced on Wednesday to 33 years in prison for attacking the U.S.-flagged ship, Maersk Alabama and holding Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill, Vermont hostage for days.

The above is from the Examiner’s Kelly Bartlett.  Captain Phillips has written about his ordeal and rescue by the U.S. Navy, whom he gives the credit to:

Phillips, of Underhill, Vermont has written about the attack in A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea.

Fox news reported that Phillips gave the credit to the Navy:  “I’m just the byline. The real heroes are the Navy, the Seals, those who have brought me home.”