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Captain Phillips movie - don't watch if you are cruising into pirate waters!


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Today there is no risk of passing pirate-filled waters - cruise lines know what precautions to take to protect the ships. Warships for hire are changing maritime security today.

Here is a short video of Patrol Boat AL345 from PVI | Protection Vessels International Ltd escorting Royal Caribbean International's "Brilliance of the Seas" through Gulf of Aden January 21, 2011 to protect against piracy on her way from Barcelona to Dubai. Click on picture to watch short video.

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Got to hope the pirates don't hire the warships as well.:eek:

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Brilliant movie, one of the best I have seen for a long time. Saw it today in Bay Cinemas down here, total of 6 patrons. Tom Hanks should get an Oscar.

 

Highly recommended.

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I've been reading up a little more since seeing the movie. Apparently Cap'n Phillips was warned in numerous emails about sailing 600 nautical miles from the coast but they were cruising closer to 300. The crew were really angry he was portrayed as a hero when they consider his actions as reckless and arrogant. Several are suing the Maersk line.

 

Hanks was brilliant and agree he should at least get a nomination if not an oscar.

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I've been reading up a little more since seeing the movie. Apparently Cap'n Phillips was warned in numerous emails about sailing 600 nautical miles from the coast but they were cruising closer to 300. The crew were really angry he was portrayed as a hero when they consider his actions as reckless and arrogant. Several are suing the Maersk line.

 

Hanks was brilliant and agree he should at least get a nomination if not an oscar.

Interesting how some people make mistakes and then a regarded as heroes when they save the situation that they created.

The same happened to a small degree with Capt Schettino until he then screwed it up again.

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Interesting how some people make mistakes and then a regarded as heroes when they save the situation that they created.

The same happened to a small degree with Capt Schettino until he then screwed it up again.

 

Yes. Indeed. I was thinking along exactly the same lines. One a tragedy, the other, well, people died but the cap'n treated as a hero.

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Cheers, but would it put you off cruising?:D

November Oscar.

 

On Arcadia last year, Sydney to Southampton, we had pirate activity around the Seychelles so skipped that port, such is life at sea.

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