NDIAN OCEAN (April 13, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) tows the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), in background, to be processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Capt. Robert Phillips. Phillips was held captive by suspected Somali pirates in the lifeboat in the Indian Ocean for five days after a failed hijacking attempt off the Somali coast. Boxer is deployed as part of Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th MEU supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. Maritime security operations help develop security in the maritime environment and compliment the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations. From security arises stability that results in global economic prosperity. These operations seek to disrupt violent extremistsÕ use of the maritime environment to transport personnel and weapons or serve as a venue for attack. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan E. Sindelar/Released)

NDIAN OCEAN (April 13, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) tows the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), in background, to be processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Capt. Robert Phillips. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan E. Sindelar/Released)

The official trailer for the new movie about the 2009 Maersk Alabama piracy incident, titled “Captain Phillips,” has just dropped.

The movie stars stars Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips and is based on his book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea.”

IMDB Synopsis:

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Of course the incident ended – spoiler alert – with Captain Phillips being taken hostage by the pirates aboard a lifeboat until a team of U.S. Navy Seal snipers on the nearby USS Bainbridge took care of business in rather dramatic fashion.

Enough talk though… here’s the trailer:

Phillips was hailed as a hero following the incident, but later came under fire after he was accused by former members of his crew of endangering the ship by ignoring warnings about Somali pirates and sailing too close to the Somali coast, sparking lawsuits. In fact, two crewmembers have already settled and another nine are looking to cash in on a $50 million lawsuit charging that Phillips put their lives at risk by sailing into pirate infested waters. But that’s not what this movie is about…

SEE: ‘Captain Phillips’ Torn From the Headlines, But Tells an Old Story

“Captain Phillips” is directed by Paul Greengrass, who also directed The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and United 93, the story of one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

“Captain Phillips” will be released on October 11, 2013 in the United States. International release dates can be found HERE.

So what do you think, will you see it?

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    • John

      One ping only!!!!

      • MotherFucker

        Very constructive comment… It totally promotes dialogue and all that…

        • Robert Bolling

          Red October references are *always* constructive. They’re no less conducive to a healthy dialogue than, say, using a profanity in place of your real name. And, if nothing else, they’ll always put a smile on the face of the Clancy fans in the group.

          • MotherFucker

            Oh well, whatever you say Mr. “Highbrow”…

  • Bağımsız Yunanlılar No7

    OK that’s the kind of movie I’d like to see but I’ve got to say that it also looks like typical US propaganda kind of flick to me…

  • http://yahoo Dimitris pollatos

    Howsoever I’ll see it. Although if it looks like another one Navy’s propaganda where the main subject, the master’s struggle for his and his crew covered back of the final Navy’s saving intervention. To those who comment about the ping of radar. Gentlemen don’t forget that in Hollywood’s movie industry they hire coastguard or navy retirees as advisors for films about ships, navigation, sea duties and for any other it is consistent to our profession. Well, as usual they confuse merchant ships and their properties, abilities, regulations, with those exists on Navy.

    • Bağımsız Yunanlılar No7

      Spot on Dimi, spot on..!!

    • Bağımsız Yunanlılar No7

      Well, I believe that you normally repeat what you say twice …or probably that’s the “echo” of your first comment..;-)

    • MotherFucker

      Dimitris Pollatos as in Medastrana Dimitris Pollatos…??

    • MotherFucker

      Related to Chuck anyhow…??

      • SurpriseMotherFucker!

        Very constructive comment… It totally promotes dialogue and all that…

        • MotherFucker

          Is that you Mr. Bolling…?

  • Fray

    good movie before going to sea and sign contract!

  • Alex Bonsalentis

    Oh yeah…don’t even think about signing the contract if you haven’t seen the flick…don’t you even dare doing that!

  • bob

    Whether or not it’s propaganda and whether or not they were 240 nm instead of the suggested 600 nm the pirates got what was coming to them. Every ship should be armed. The crew with AK 47s and at least an M 60 for stopping the pirates from getting to the ships.

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