Thursday, October 22, 2009

Maersk Alabama captain speaks of his experience at the hands of pirates

Associated Press did a video interview with Captain Richard Phillips that was posted yesterday and may be of interest to some. In it, Phillips talks of how important it is to keep pirates from boarding a vessel in the first place, and of how crews have to "put themselves in harm's way" in order to prevent a situation from escalating. "As soon as a pirate gets on the is over," the captain says in the interview, adding, "So we have to everything - and anything - to keep them from getting on the ship."

You can view it by clicking here. (By the way, the blurb below the video about him "contemplating calling it quits with the sea" is a little misleading.)

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