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Brutal pirates attack Captain Phillips' ship

Piracy is a very serious threat to seafarers.

To give you an idea how deadly it is when pirates attack a ship, here’s how Abduwali Muse & his cohorts endangered the lives of seafarers toiling on board a US-registered container ship. 501 more words


Who Names a Travel Blog About a Country They're Not Going To?

“So you’re going to be a Somali pirate?”

This is the first question my friends asked when I told them I was going to the Solomon Islands. 153 more words


Captain Phillips ****(Out of 4)

Consensus: “Captain Phillips is a tense real life thriller that includes Paul Greengrass’s finest direction and a spellbinding performance from Tom Hanks.


Captain Phillips (2013)

An American cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates provoking a hostage situation and intervention by the might of the U.S. military.

This true life story based upon the experiences of Captain Richard Phillips is presented in the pseudo-documentary style that has worked so effectively in the past for director Paul Greengrass and features a typically worthy performance by its star Tom Hanks. 118 more words