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Tom Hanks To Star In Pirate Biopic

Tom Hanks will play Captain Richard Phillips in an upcoming biopic about Phillips’ boat being overtaken by Somali pirates.

03/17/2011

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Pirate Gets 33 Years For Holding Vermont Captain, Crew Hostage

A Somali pirate who attacked a U.S.-flagged ship off the coast of Africa in 2009 was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison Wednesday by an emotional judge who said a long sentence was necessary to deter others and punish the only survivor among a group of pirates who “appeared to relish their most depraved acts.”

02/16/2011

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‘Curious’ About Protecting Ships From Pirates

Hijacking ships is big business for Somali pirates. They’ve attacked about 50 ships so far this year off the horn of Africa. Read: Dodging Pirates Off…

10/01/2010