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Captain Richard Phillips

Christopher Rosen

What Captain Phillips Thought Of 'Captain Phillips'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

Outside of "Das Boot" and "Saving Private Ryan," Richard Phillips -- the captain of the Maersk Alabama who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the spri...

WATCH: The Real 'Captain Phillips': Tom Hanks Didn't Want To Hear Me Tell My Story

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The always chameleonic Tom Hanks becomes the leader of a ship taken hostage by Somali pirates in "Captain Phillips," the new film by Paul Greengrass t...

The Real Story Behind 'Captain Phillips'

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatic accounts of the Navy SEALs rescuing the captain of an American cargo ship made headlines around the world i...

Real Captain Phillips Speaks Out About Ordeal

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

WILLISTON, Vt. — WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — The captain of the American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates four years ago returned home from sea...

Jon Stewart Author Interview: Richard Phillips On Being Attacked By Somali Pirates (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Richard Phillips, who captained a boat that was taken hostage by Somali pirates last year, has chronicled his experiences in a new book called "Captai...

Captain Richard Phillips Gets $500K Memoir Deal: Report

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Merchant ship hero Capt. Richard Phillips may never have to brave pirate-ridden seas again, unless he really wants to. According to publishing sour...

Obama Meets With Richard Phillips At The White House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has met with the captain of a U.S. cargo ship who was held hostage by Somali pirates last month. Obama met ...

Admiral Michelle Howard Essence Interview: Discusses Her Role In Rescue of Captain Richard Phillips

Essence | Roger Witherspoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Who could have guessed that Rear Admiral Michelle Howard's first week on the job would play out like something out of a James Bond movie, gripping us ...

Captain Richard Phillips: I Thought I Was Going To Die On Lifeboat

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Former hostage Richard Phillips says he thought he'd never get out of the lifeboat where Somali pirates held him after an abor...

Richard Phillips Returns Home From Kenya

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD and MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The scrawny teenage pirate stormed the Maersk Alabama hoping for a share of a $3 million ransom. He was attacked by its sailors...

Richard Phillips Returns Home To Vermont (VIDEO)

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Shipping captain Richard Phillips is back in his home state, a week and a half after being taken hostage by pirates. The plane...

Somali Pirate To Be Tried In US

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Somali teenager captured by the US navy during a confrontation with pirates is to be taken to the US to face trail, US officials have said....

Captain Phillips Is Heading Home

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UNDERHILL, Vt. — Five days after being rescued from the clutches of Somali pirates, cargo ship captain Richard Phillips is headed home. And the ...

Pirates Vow To Hunt Down American Ships, Kill Sailors

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOMBASA, Kenya — The U.S. and its allies battled Somalia's pirates on two fronts Wednesday, with French forces seizing a bandit mother ship and ...

How Maersk Alabama's Crew Fought Off Somali Pirates

McClatchy | Shashank Bengali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Maersk Alabama plowed through the glassy waters of the Indian Ocean last Wednesday morning, the cargo ship's 70-year-old electrician sat in the...

Somali Pirates Hijack 4 More Ships

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOMBASA, Kenya — Defiant Somali pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at another U.S. cargo ship on Tuesday but failed t...

Will Obama Prosecute the Captured Somali 'Pirate' in a US Court?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

What would a "pirate" defense actually look like? Remember, some Somalis -- and other international observers -- do not exactly see the "pirates" as being 100% unjustified in their actions.

Captain Richard Phillips Rescue Likely To Raise Stakes In Piracy Ops

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. and French naval attacks on Somali pirates raised fears Monday for the safety of scores of foreign sailors still held host...

Captain Phillips Video: Right After Rescue On Navy Ship

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Department of Defense video obtained by CNN shows Captain Richard Phillips right after the rescue operation. Looking grateful and immensely relieve...

Captain Richard Phillips Freed From Somali Pirates

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE 9:32AM EST*** Adm. William Gortney said Monday that it took only three shots for Navy snipers to kill the trio of pirates holding captain Ri...

Phillips Family Statement On Rescue (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The family of Captain Richard Phillips reacted to his rescue through a spokeswoman. [WATCH} Phillips is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime A...

Kidnapped US captain freed; snipers kill 3 pirates

AP | TODD PITMAN and LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Navy snipers on the fantail of a destroyer cut down three Somali pirates in a lifeboat and rescued an American sea captain in a...

Obama Statement On Richard Phillips

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statement by President Obama regarding the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips. I am very pleased that Captain Phillips has been rescued and is safely...

US Navy Vs. Pirates: Situation Shows Limits Of US Forces

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A ragtag band of pirates has put President Barack Obama in a bind: He commands overwhelming firepower in the form of a growing flot...