I found the story of the rescued captain quite amazing this weekend. Here's the story in case you missed it: http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN12491313 This captain is definitely someone I would want in the bridge of one of my theoretical ships. Those seals that performed the rescue must be some bad-A dudes. They supposedly air dropped in from 25,000 feet (according to Geraldo, for what its worth) and then were picked up by a small navy skiff or rib. But- Its hard to think about being on the water and having to worry about being attacked. I head out on the boat or sailboat whenever I'm trying to get away from stress. Can you imagine having to worry about being pirated while sailing down the river!?