Maersk Crew Returns Home Tomorrow

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 14, 2009 12:53 PM CDT
This 2007 photo shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge underway off the coast of Somalia.   (US Navy)
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(Newser) – The shipping captain held hostage by Somali pirates will return to the US with his crew tomorrow. Maersk Line said today that Richard Phillips and the crew of the Maersk Alabama are expected to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland late tomorrow, where they will reunite with loved ones in a private reception. They are taking a chartered flight from Mombasa, Kenya.