A captain's duty: Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea

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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.
Describes the author's five days as a hostage of Somali pirates who boarded his ship, the Maersk Alabama, in the Gulf of Aden, relating the extreme hardship and dangers he faced and his daring rescue by Navy SEALs.
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"I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans." -President Barack Obama 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."It never ends like this," Captain Phillips said.And he's right.A story of adventure and courage, A Captain's Duty provides the intimate details of this high-seas hostage-taking-the unbearable heat, the death threats, the mock executions, and the escape attempt. When the pirates boarded his ship, Captain Phillips put his experience into action, doing everything he could to safeguard his crew. And when he was held captive by the pirates, he marshaled all his resources to ensure his own survival, withstanding intense physical hardship and an escalating battle of wills with the pirates. This was it: the moment where training meets instinct and where character is everything. Richard Phillips was ready.
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Hijacking of ships -- Aden, Gulf of, Maersk Alabama (Ship), Merchant mariners -- United States -- Biography, Phillips, Richard, -- 1955-, Phillips, Richard, -- 1956-, Ship captains -- United States -- Biography, TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / General
title_display A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy Seals, and dangerous days at sea
title_full A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea [electronic resource] / Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty, A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy Seals, and dangerous days at sea / Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty, A captain's duty [text (large print)] : Somali pirates, navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea / by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
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title_sub Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea
topic_facet Hijacking of ships, Merchant mariners, Phillips, Richard, Ship captains