By Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
"I percentage the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless difficulty for his group. His braveness is a version for all Americans."
--President Barack Obama
It was once simply one other day at the activity for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, the United States-flagged shipment send which was once wearing, between different issues, foodstuff and agricultural fabrics for the area foodstuff software. that each one replaced whilst armed Somali pirates boarded the send. The pirates didn't count on the staff to struggle again, nor did they count on Captain Phillips to provide himself as hostage in trade for the protection of his team. therefore all started the stressful five-day stand-off, which led to a bold high-seas rescue while U.S. army SEALs opened fireplace and picked off 3 of the captors.
"It by no means ends like this," Captain Phillips said.
And he's right.
A Captain's Duty tells the life-and-death drama of the Vermont local who used to be held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shorelines. a narrative of event and braveness, it presents the intimate info of this high-seas hostage-taking--the insufferable warmth, the dying threats, the mock executions, and the get away try out. while the pirates boarded his send, Captain Phillips placed his adventure into motion, doing every thing he might to guard his workforce. And while he was once held captive by way of the pirates, he marshaled all his assets to make sure his personal survival, withstanding severe actual worry and an escalating conflict of wills with the pirates. This used to be it: the instant the place education meets intuition and the place personality is every little thing. Richard Phillips used to be prepared.
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