A captain's duty [downloadable audiobook] : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea / Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.
Description: 1 sound file (8 hr., 42 min., 27 sec.) : digital.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook] : Tantor, 2012.
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- ISBN: 9781400196869 (electronic audio bk.)
- ISBN: 1400196868 (electronic audio bk.)
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Read by George K. Wilson.
"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.
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Hijacking of ships > Aden, Gulf of.
Maersk Alabama (Ship)
Merchant mariners > United States > Biography.
Ship captains > United States > Biography.
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Citation: Phillips, Richard. "A captain's duty Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea." Old Saybrook : Tantor, 2012.