Now here is a guy who is as daring and American as American Pie, Capt Richard Phillips of the US flagged ship Alabama from the Maesrk corporation. He was the skipper of the US ship Alabama which was taken over by the pirates who then simply fled with the captain Richard Phillips in their bobbing dinghy.
From subsequent news reports I read that skipper Phillips in fact turned himself over to the pirates so his crew could get a safe passage. Americans should read this story and take solace in it when all we have been looking at back home is greedy bankers and financial executives. Here is a guy who traded his life and put it in jeopardy so that the rest of his team could go home and be safe.
Captain Richard Phillips use to be a former taxi driver before joining the shipping trade and enlisting as a sailor. When he was taken as a hostage, during the midnight he almost escaped his captors with a dramatic dive for freedom and liberty but when the captors shot at him, he gave up his quest for flight.
I will be updating this page and pasting more about this brave and daring gentleman as the story unfolds. But meanwhile, do you know him or have heard of his before? What do you think about this. Write your opinion in the feedback form below.