Capt. Richard Phillips and his crew on board Maersk Alabama we’re attacked by Somali Pirates along the Gulf of Aden on April 8th 2009. Capt. Phillips offered himself as hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. A five-day standoff ensued between the U.S. Navy Seals and the pirates, that resulted in the safe return of the brave Captain. ABC News Radio’s Aaron Katersky sat down with Richard to talk about his book “A Captain’s Duty”, where he talks about his ordeal at sea.

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