Richard Phillips is the former captain of the MV Maersk Alabama who was held hostage by Somali pirates during the cargo ship’s hijacking in April 2009. Phillips was born in Winchester, Massachusetts and graduated from Winchester High School in 1973. Phillips enrolled at the University of Massachusetts and planned to study international law, but later transferred to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he graduated in 1979.
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Tom Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips in this movie which will hit the theaters on October 18th, 2013. Stay Tuned!!!
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