MMA president holds news conference on Capt. Phillips rescue

Mass. Maritime reacts to graduate's safe recovery
Rear Admiral Richard G. Gurnon, MMA president, holds news conference

Rear Admiral Richard G. Gurnon, president of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, speaks to a throng of reporters at the Maritime Academy during a press conference Sunday afternoon discussing the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips.

Ship horns blared, bells rang and cadets and staff alike at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy rejoiced at the news that Capt. Richard Phillips had been rescued from Somali pirates.

The college's president, Adm. Richard Gurnon, heard the news while walking out of Easter Mass Sunday at St. Patrick's Church in Wareham. He called it "truly a glorious Easter Day."

Gurnon also he was relieved and happy for Phillips's family. "It doesn't get better than this. This is exactly the way we wanted this to end."

"He was the good shepherd. He willingly exchanged his life for the lives of his flock his crew" added Ad, Guron. (Video and photo by David G. Curran) Read the MetroWest report here.

The dramatic rescue
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