A Captain's Duty (eBook) eAudio Book Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and My Dangerous Days at Sea
by Richard Phillips
It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama,
the United States-flagged cargo ship which was carrying, among other
things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That
all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. The pirates
didn't expect the crew to fight back, nor did they expect Captain
Phillips to offer himself as hostage in exchange for the safety of his
crew. Thus began the tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring
high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three
of the captors.
"It never ends like this," Captain Phillips said.
The movie Captain Phillips is scheduled for US release October 11th.