Mike Salthouse

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Most Pirate Attacks Don't Have Hollywood Endings

By Mike Salthouse 2018-05-14 18:17:38

I watched Captain Phillips again the other night with my 14-year-old daughter. It is a good film combining Hollywood action with sufficient grounding in fact to justify the “based on real events” tag.  But as those of us involved in the shipping industry know, it is untypical. The presence of American nationals among the crew of the Maersk Alabama triggered an overwhelming military response involving a number of U.S. warships and snipers from...

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