Updated 04/17/2009 09:16 AM
Harlem Sailor Returns Home From Overseas Pirate Attack
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A Harlem sailor who was aboard the Maersk Alabama when it was attacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa last week has returned home.
William Rios was among the 20 crew members on the tanker when four Somali pirates boarded the ship.
"I feel good, I feel good. Real tired, but good. It's good to be home, I'm happy," said Rios.
Captain Richard Phillips gave himself up as a hostage to protect his crew. Navy SEALs then shot and killed three of the pirates Sunday, rescuing Phillips.
All crew members landed back in the U.S. Thursday morning after talking to the FBI about the attack.
Rios says this incident won't stop him from getting back to work.
"It was outrageous, outrageous. But the Lord was with us and a lot of experience we had and we need more training a lot of training. We need a lot of training for these types of circumstances. But I'm proud of all of us, we stood like heroes, we stood together," said Rios.
Meanwhile, a government official tells the Associated Press the only surviving pirate in the attack will be brought to New York to face trial.
It's still not clear when the Somali pirate, identified as Abduhl Wal-i-Musi, will arrive on U.S. soil.