Captain Phillips To Speak In Hutchinson

By: AP
By: AP
The man portrayed by actor Tom Hanks in the Oscar-nominated movie ``Captain Phillips

Captain Richard Phillips, the real-life ship captain being played by Tom Hanks in the docudrama "Captain Phillips," left, smiles during an interview before a screening of "Captain Phillips," on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Williston, Vt. The film was adapted from the captain�s memoir about the 2009 hijacking of his vessel by Somali pirates. Phillips spent five days as a hostage of the pirates on a lifeboat, where he was beaten, tied up and threatened before he was rescued days later by U.S. Navy SEALs. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ The man portrayed by actor Tom Hanks in the Oscar-nominated movie ``Captain Phillips'' is scheduled to give a lecture in Hutchinson later this year.

The Hutchison News reports Capt. Richard Phillips is to deliver the Dillon Lecture in Hutchinson on Sept. 23.

Phillips was captain of the commercial ship Maersk Alabama when Somali pirates seized the ship in 2009. He was rescued by the Navy Seals after being held at gunpoint on a lifeboat.

Hutchinson Community College's 2014 lecture series also includes journalist Laura Ling on April 1 and NASA engineer Adam Steltzer on Nov. 14.

Posted by Greg Palmer


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