Captain Phillips talks about Somali hijacking experience during visit to Grand Rapids
Caroline MacGregor May 5, 2014 | WGVU It was the
first hijacking of an American ship in more 200 years - a harrowing experience
for Captain Richard Phillips and his crew of 18 men.
largely accurate in its depiction of real life events, Phillips admits the Hollywood
movie version took liberty with certain scenes.
“than I did”
Phillips did not get into the lifeboat, rather the rescue boat. When the US navy ended the siege he and his
crew were not aware of it until the last minute.
“low as I could”
who is still working as a Captain, says piracy remains a problem around the
world in the same locations as thousands of years ago.
“still going on”
Following Captain Phillips talk at
Davenport University’s annual business gala, Wolverine Worldwide CEO Blake
Krueger was honored with the 2014 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award.
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