Press Kit for the Truth Behind Captain Phillips

On October 11, 2013 Captain Phillips debuted to rave reviews from movie goers and critics alike, and Tom Hanks' portrayal of the movie's namesake has already made him a favorite for an Academy Award. There is a major storyline, however, that the movie does not discuss: the disregard for the crew's safety that drove the Maersk Alabama into pirate infested waters. Under the command of Captain Richard Phillips, the Alabama sailed more than 300 miles closer to the Somali coast that it should have, all in order to get the cargo in to port as quickly as possible. As a result of this inattention to the dangerous climate of the area, Captain Phillips and his crew were boarded, imprisoned and forced to wonder if they would ever make it out of the Indian Ocean alive.

Below you will find information on the ongoing case that Brian Beckcom has filed against Maersk Line Limited on behalf of 9 of the crew members who were working on the Maersk Alabama during its fateful voyage. The resources below are meant to aid the press as well as other interested parties who are curious about what really happened on the Maersk Alabama off the coast of Somalia in 2009. All media inquiries can be directed to Emily Corwin via email at [email protected].


Media Coverage About the Case About the Firm Maps of Region Videos
Good Morning America Filing in Alabama Brian's Resume The Alabama's Route The True Story
CNN Filing in Texas Brian's Bio The Safe Zone  
New York Post Brian's Take on the Case VB Attorneys'  Team Pirate Activity  
Businessweek Official Press Release Areas of Practice    
News 39 Houston Maersk Settles Lawsuit      
WAVY Norfolk        

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