Kidnapped ship captain has Southborough connection

You’ve no doubt heard that ship captain Richard Phillips, a native of Winchester, was kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Somalia and remains captive at sea in an out-of-fuel lifeboat. Turns out his younger sister, Patty Howard, lives in Southborough.

Howard told the Boston Globe that friends and family are gathered at her home in town waiting for word. “We know he’s level-headed and has a sense of humor. We hope he keeps it during this difficult time.”

Please keep the family in your thoughts.

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