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

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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 with Stephan Talty
Title variation
Captain Phillips
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Language
eng
Summary
"8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for 53 -year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the United States-registered cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama, as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, two hundred or so miles off the east coast of Africa, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter. It was the first time an American cargo ship had been hijacked in over 200 years. What the pirates didn't expect was that the crew would fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew - a courageous gesture that resulted in his being held captive on a tiny life-boat off the anarchic, gun-plagued coast of Somalia. And so began a tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs. In A Captain's Duty, Richard Phillips tells his own extraordinary story - that of an ordinary man who did what he saw as his duty and in so doing became a hero. It is a thrilling true tale of adventure and courage in the face of deprivation, death threats and mock executions and also a compulsively readable first-hand account of the terrors of high-seas hostage-taking." --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
364.164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
On 8 April 2009, the US-flagged cargo ship, Maersk Alabama, was attacked by Somali pirates. Captain Phillips gave himsself as hostage for the release of his crew and ship. This is the story of a man who did what he saw as his duty, and in so doing became a hero
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non fiction
A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs and dangerous days at sea, Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
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A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs and dangerous days at sea, Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
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Note
  • First published in the United States as A Captain's Duty in 2010
  • "An extraordinary true story of piracy, heroism and survival on the high seas"--Cover
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for 53 -year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the United States-registered cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama, as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, two hundred or so miles off the east coast of Africa, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter. And so began a tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs
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20 cm
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Extent
286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857502469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2073229
  • (OCoLC)859829869

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