We were moored behind the Alabama in Djibouti right before that happened. Our ship bid on the same cargo, the Alabama won the bid and set off to Mombasa, we went over to Kuwait instead. I have never heard a good think about Philips as a Captain, and certainly won't go see the movie glorifying the situation.
2 news articles in NY papers where some of the crew was interviewed, stating they took ALOT of poetic license when writing this screenplay...like the other poster said...not alot of love for Capt. Phillips from his former crew........
i don't know if its the inside scoop, never met him before. I've sailed with guys that have worked with him and that's what i've been told. I wouldn't put it past any sailor to embellish a story, its what we do!
The movie doesn't make anyone out to be a coward in my opinion. He'll, even though they were a different union it reminded me of everyday life, thinking I knew the Chief even. Ha.
I had a friend talk with one of the officers onboard. He said the movie was very accurate to what happened as well as some rumors I've heard from MEBA people in the hall.
For those of us who have sailed with captains, you'd either take them or leave them and then some you'd sail into hell with. For others who haven't, its just as much as me telling you something I do not understand.
The airport scene, that didn't make me feel good. For others it was probably a conversation that didnt fit in. For me, it reminds me of the lowest point in my life I deal with every four months, it does make the return so much sweeter.
The ending, what a great job by Tom Hanks, the trauma and confusion.
So now what happens, 33 years this pirate goes back to Somalia? Oh wait, are we educating him in jail... really makes me wonder...