Captain Richard Phillips Coming To Germantown Hosted By The Germantown Area Chamber Of Commerce

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Captain Richard Phillips Coming To Germantown Hosted By The Germantown Area Chamber Of Commerce
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Germantown, TN--Data Facts, Inc. presents An Evening with Captain Richard Phillips, hosted by
the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday April 14th at 6:30pm at the Germantown
Performing Arts Center.
Hear his riveting account of the hijacking of his ship, his capture and dramatic rescue by U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six.
Captain Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama in 2009 when Somali
pirates hijacked his ship, the Maersk Alabama. This incident marked the first hijacking of a U.S. cargo
ship in over 200 years.
During the incident, the Somali pirates took Captain Phillips hostage. After surviving 5 days of capture
on a lifeboat, including one failed escape attempt, he was rescued by U.S. Navy SEALs. He
chronicled his experience in his book: A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous
Days at Sea. In 2013, Sony Pictures brought his story to the big screen with Oscar winning actor Tom
Hanks in the title role of the Academy Award-nominated film Captain Phillips.
He chronicled his experience in A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea. In 2013, Sony Pictures brought his story to the silver screen with Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks portraying him in the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film, Captain Phillips.

Captain Phillips is a native of Winchester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and was a merchant marine for over 30 years before his hijacking.

Tickets are available at the Germantown Performing Arts Center Box Office, online
www.gpacweb.com or by phone at 901-751-7500. There is a 25% discount for groups of 10 or more,
but orders must be placed by phone or by visiting the Box Office.
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By: Drake & Zeke

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