United States merchant mariner who was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama when it was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. He wrote the book called A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea about his experience.
He attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst before transferring to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
A film entitled Captain Phillips, about his experience as a hostage of the pirates, came out in 2013.
He married Andrea Coggio in 1987, and they had two children together.
He was portrayed by actor