It's a good thing, too. President Obama would have been no help to them. It's good to be an American, and know that we have some fighting spirit to not allow criminals free reign to commit crimes!!!
Unnamed US defence officials said one pirate had been captured by the 20-strong crew of the Maersk Alabama, seized earlier in the Indian Ocean.
But the vessel's Danish owners, Maersk, said they could not confirm that the vessel had been retaken.
It was the sixth ship seized off Somalia in recent days.
It is reportedly the first time in 200 years that a US-flagged vessel has been seized by pirates.
The Associated Press quoted a defence official as saying: "The crew is back in control of the ship.
"It's reported that one pirate is on board under crew control - the other three were trying to flee."
Reports suggest the other three pirates jumped overboard.