US navy bears down on pirate boat

US military chiefs are bolstering their forces around the Horn of Africa to help tackle Somali pirates holding a US captain hostage in a drifting lifeboat. Gen David Petraeus said reinforcements would arrive within 24 to 48 hours and that a warship already in the area was “literally right near” the lifeboat. FBI experts are helping negotiate the release of Capt Richard Phillips.