Fla. SEAL museum wants relics of pirate standoff

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - The director of the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce said it would be a shame to not collect items from the operation.

Michael Howard says the museum has talked about trying to get the lifeboat that Capt. Richard Phillips was held hostage in for five days, but called that a stretch.

The standoff ended late Sunday when U.S. Navy snipers fired from
a warship and killed three Somalian pirates aboard the lifeboat,
which was pitching in the open sea at nightfall.

The museum on Florida's Atlantic coast is near where the Navy
first started training the World War II underwater demolition
experts who were predecessors to the SEALs.
Information compiled by AP from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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