Captain Phillips Tells National Press Club U.S. Maritime Matters
Commentary from Denise Krepp
Photo from left to right: Denise Krepp, Steve Werse,Secretary Treasurer of IOMM&P, Captain Richard Phillips
The new movie about Captain Phillips and the Maersk Alabama crew opens this weekend. As part of the movie roll-out, Captain Phillips spoke with reporters yesterday at a National Press Club event. He talked about the pirate attack and current threats to the U.S. maritime industry, including proposed cuts to the Maritime Security Program and cargo preference. The maritime industry should leverage the movie to educate the American public and press about maritime workers, their lives, and their importance to local communities.