Our chair met up with Captain Richard Phillips who protected his crew against pirates on Maersk Alabama in 2009, a well known story also documented in the blockbuster movie starrring Tom Hanks. Amazing.
The Maersk Alabama hijacking led to a series of maritime events that began on 9 April 2009, when four pirates in the Indian Ocean seized the American cargo ship Maersk Alabama at a distance of 240 nautical miles (440 km; 280 mi) southeast of Eyl, Somalia. The siege ended after a rescue effort by the United States Navy on 12 April.
This is a great legendary example on leadership and another reason to be proud of our company.