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Captain Richard Phillips

Steering Your Ship Through Rough Waters:
Lessons on Leadership from Captain Phillips

Tuesday, September 9- 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

$15 all levels, reserved seating
Tickets on sale Wednesday, August 6

For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.

Captain Richard Phillips is the author of A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, about his experience and his remarkable rescue. This dramatic story was made the subject of an Academy Award nominated motion picture starring Tom Hanks.

Captain Phillips is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a member of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots Union, and a licensed American merchant mariner. He became captain of the MV Maersk Alabama in 2009.

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