Thank God this ended well for the Captain, and American citizen. What a Happy Easter for his family.
From The Article:
"One of the pirates pointed an AK-47 at the back of Phillips, who was tied up and in "imminent danger" of being killed when the commander of the nearby USS Bainbridge made the split-second decision to order his men to shoot,"
Good for the USS Bainbridge Commander who took action when needed.