Capt. Richard Phillips Risked Crew’s Lives Before Hijacking, Suit Alleges – ABC News

Crew members of a ship that was at the center of a piracy drama off Somalia, and the subject of an upcoming film, have filed a lawsuit claiming Capt. Richard Phillips ignored warnings to sail clear of pirate-infested waters off Africa.

Phillips’ heroic tale of survival after he was taken captive by Somali pirates is portrayed by Tom Hanks in the upcoming movie “Captain Phillips.” Phillips spent five days in 2009 as a hostage of Somali pirates on a lifeboat after the Maersk Alabama was hijacked. He was rescued days later by U.S. Navy SEALs, who shot three of the pirates.

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