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

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

Label
A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea
Title
A captain's duty
Title remainder
Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea
Statement of responsibility
Richard Phillips
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
  • 364.16/4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
VK140.P45
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea, Richard Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 286 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401323806
Lccn
2010000639
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
ocn430843212
Label
A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea, Richard Phillips
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 286 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401323806
Lccn
2010000639
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
ocn430843212

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