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A Captain's Duty

Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea
Phillips, Richard (Book - 2010)
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Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2009, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores. It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that 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 a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day standoff, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three of the captors.
Authors: Phillips, Richard, 1955-
Title: A captain's duty
Somali pirates, Navy Seals, and dangerous days at sea
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 286 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., map ;,22 cm.
Contents: 10 days
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7 days
6 days
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2 days
1 day
Day 1, 0600 hours
Day 1, 0735 hours
Day 1, 0900 hours
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Day 1, 1530 hours
Day 1, 1900 hours
Day 3, 0200 hours
Day 3, 1800 hours
Day 3, 1900 hours
Day 5, 0300 hours
Day 5, 1945 hours.
Summary: Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2009, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores. It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that 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 a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day standoff, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three of the captors.
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Additional Contributors: Talty, Stephan
ISBN: 1401310443
9781401310448
1401323804
9781401323806
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
Subject Headings: Ship captains United States Biography. Merchant mariners United States Biography. Hijacking of ships Aden, Gulf of. Maersk Alabama (Ship) Phillips, Richard, 1955-
Topical Term: Ship captains
Merchant mariners
Hijacking of ships
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Phillips, Richard, 1955- Captain's duty. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2010 (OCoLC)760887238
LCCN: 2010000639
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