Captain Phillips : more photos
April 30, 2012
Tom Hanks is currently filming the movie Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass. We added some photos of the shooting a few weeks ago and now we have seven more to our gallery, that were also taken around April 18th, so there are not really "new". Since a lot of the scenes are shot at sea, it's pretty difficult to get more photos.
On April 8, 2009 Somali pirates approached the American cargo ship Maersk Alabama. The pirates and American crew members exchanged fire. The pirates gained access to the ship as their boat sank due to the gunfire exchange. As the pirates searched the ship, Americans overcame one pirate and took him captive. After 13 hours of negotiations, Captain Richard Phillips agreed to board a lifeboat with the pirates. The plan was for the two groups to exchange prisoners at sea. However, Phillips ended up captive on the lifeboat for three days and was tortured by the men who held him. He attempted one daring escape and failed before being rescued by the Navy SEALs on April 12, 2009.