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CONSPIRACY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Captain Phillips

In days of yore ship's crews were armed. Piracy seemed to disappear. The crew did well with what they had at hand. The only thing I could think of would be spilling fuel on the water and igniting it so the pirates could be treated to a BBQ.


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Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical survival thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. The film is inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, an incident during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean led by Abduwali Muse.

Plot


Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) takes command of MV Maersk Alabama, an unarmed container ship from the Port of Salalah in Oman, with orders to sail through the Gulf of Aden to Mombasa, Kenya. Wary of pirate activity off the coast of the Horn of Africa, he and First Officer Shane Murphy (Michael Chernus) order strict security precautions on the vessel and carry out practice drills. During a drill, the vessel is chased by Somali pirates in two skiffs, and Phillips calls for help. Knowing that the pirates are listening to radio traffic, he pretends to call a warship, requesting immediate air support. One skiff turns around in response, and the other – manned by four heavily armed pirates led by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi) – loses engine power trying to steer through Maersk Alabama's wake.


The next day Muse's skiff, now fitted with two outboard engines, returns with the same four pirates aboard. Despite the best efforts of Phillips and his crew, the pirates secure their ladder to the Maersk Alabama. As they board, Phillips tells the crew to hide in the engine room and allows himself to be captured. He offers Muse the $30,000 in the ship's safe, but Muse's orders are to ransom the ship and crew in exchange for millions of dollars of insurance money from the shipping company. While they search the ship, Murphy sees that the youngest pirate Bilal (Barkhad Abdirahman) does not have sandals and tells the crew to line the engine room hallway with broken glass. Chief Engineer Mike Perry (David Warshofsky) cuts power to the ship, plunging the lower decks into darkness. Bilal cuts his feet when they reach the engine room, and Muse continues to search alone. The crew members ambush Muse, holding him at knifepoint, and arrange to release him and the other pirates into a lifeboat. However, Muse's right-hand man Nour Najee (Faysal Ahmed) refuses to board the lifeboat with Muse unless Phillips goes with them. Once all are on the lifeboat, Najee attacks Phillips, forcing him into the vessel before launching the boat with all five of them on board.


As the lifeboat heads for Somalia, tensions flare between the pirates as they run low on the plant-based amphetamine khat and lose contact with their mother ship. Najee becomes agitated and tries to convince the others to kill Phillips. They are later intercepted by the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Bainbridge. Bainbridge's captain Frank Castellano (Yul Vazquez) is ordered to prevent the pirates from reaching the Somali coast by any means necessary. Even when additional ships arrive, Muse asserts that he has come too far and will not surrender. The negotiators are unable to change his mind and a DEVGRU SEAL team parachutes in to intervene, while Phillips makes an unsuccessful attempt to escape from the lifeboat before being quickly recaptured and repeatedly beaten by Najee.


While three SEAL marksmen get into positions, Castellano and the SEALs continue to try to find a peaceful solution, eventually taking the lifeboat under tow. Muse agrees to board Bainbridge, where he is told that his clan elders have arrived to negotiate Phillips's ransom. In the lifeboat, Phillips prepares a goodbye letter to his wife in case he is killed, while Najee decides to take full control. Najee spots Phillips writing the letter and beats him further. Phillips retaliates by wrestling Najee until Bilal subdues Phillips by striking him in the back with his AK-47, injuring him. Najee convinces Bilal and Elmi that Phillips must be killed. The pirates tie up and blindfold Phillips, leaving him to say his final goodbyes. As the pirates prepare to shoot Phillips, Bainbridge's crew stops the tow, causing Bilal and Najee to lose balance. This gives the marksmen three clear shots and they simultaneously kill all three pirates. Muse is arrested and taken into custody for piracy. Phillips is rescued from the lifeboat and treated. Although in shock and disoriented, he thanks the rescue team for saving his life.


In the post credits it is revealed Richard Phillips soon returned to sea after his recovery while Abduwali Muse was sentenced to 33 years in jail for orchestrating the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, and the kidnap and attempted murder of Richard Phillips.


This is an Antique Pre 1898 WG ARMY Model Webley Revolver, It is rare, because it is one of just a few known that were used on the Ships of the UNION CASTLE LINE, and is so marked.

The Union Castle Line was a Steamship Company, that had its start before the Boer War, into the 1970's. They Transported Troops to the Fronts in The Boer War, WWI, and WWII, and probably more.

It is also marked .455 / .476 indicating that this revolver will fire both types of cartridge. "UNION CASTLE LINE" Proudly marked on the left side of the frame.

http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20britannique/webley/a%20webley%20and%20scott%20army%20wg%20gb.htm


This gun, along with the other Derringer revolver issued to Mr R McPherson, were to be used for their own protection when they were supervising the collection of black leg coal from Wales to the White Star coaling yards in Wallasey, Birkenhead, Liverpool and then via train on the way to Southampton to enable RMS Titanic to meet its sailing date of 10th April 1912 at 12 noon.

Mr McPherson was the manager of the White Star coaling yards. Mr Bull was the Chief Clark responsible for supervising valuables, up to date passenger lists and of course the arrivals of the coal trains. Mr Bull was the last White Star Line employee to leave RMS Titanic before she sailed at noon.

On that date, after 47 years, with the company Sir Percy E Bates Bart. GBE presented them with the guns and gun boxes, it still retains the original key and brass fob.

Both Mr Bull and Mr R McPherson were employed by the American Line transferring to the White Star Line in 1907, then to Cunard when it purchased the White Star Line in 1933. They were then employed by the White Star Cunard Line until their retirement in 1947.

The fob states “Presented to Mr G. F. Bull after 47 years service with the White Star Cunard Line Co. Ltd. Sir Percy E. Bates, GBE Chairman of the Cunard Steam Ship Co. Ltd. Provenance by descent.

A cased Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company Revolver XL No 3, Pat March 1871, issued 27th August 1875 Pat 27th May 1879, Five Shot, 33 Pinfire Derringer Revolver.

The Revolver

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on March 22, 2017 at 10:30 PM 86 Views