Wednesday, August 10, 2016


     The Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication has done it yet again. Yes we went Hollywood this time. “Captain Phillips” Remember the 2013 American biographical survival thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi? This film is inspired by the true story of the 2009 American Alabama (now Mersk line) 
hijacking, an incident during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean led by Abduwali Muse. Captain Philips was nominated for 4 Golden Globes, 9 BAFTA Awards and 6 Academy Awards. Strong numbers if you ask me but to make it even better, MMNC has on display one of the float rings aboard the Maersk Alabama. It also has a replica of the ship itself on display. The float ring was manufactured on March 18, 1985 model G.30 size 30”.

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