Maybe you've seen the current hit film, "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks, well the real Captain Richard Philips is appearing this Saturday night at the Utica Campus of MVCC.

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"LECTURE: "A Captain's Duty," with Captain Richard Phillips

Start Date: 10/26/2013 Start Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description

"A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, NAVY Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea," with Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama, Hero of the High Seas. 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. Hear first-hand accounts about Phillips epic story of heroism and survival which has inspired the film Captain Phillips, starring Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.

Location Information:

Utica Campus - Information Technology Building

1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501

Phone: 315.792.5400

Room: Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater

Phone: 315.731.5721


Admission Information

$30 General Public

$20 MVCC Faculty/Staff

FREE for MVCC Students"