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US warship reaches Somali coast

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An American warship, the USS Bainbridge, has reached the area off the coast of Somalia where a cargo ship was seized by pirates.

US crew members have recaptured their ship but the captain is still being held hostage by the attackers.

Andrea Phillips, wife of the captain of the hijacked ship, Richard Phillips, said he was aware pirate activity in the area had been 'picking up'.

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