LOOKING FURTHER INTO PIRACY CASES: MARITIME LAW AS A TOOL TO REGULATE SHIPPING DISPUTES
I. How Disputes Caused by Piracy Falls into the Scope of MaritimeLaw
In 2013, people around the world went out from theaters; awed by the intensity and tension of Captain Phillips and several of his crews when they tried to survive a 2009 Somali pirate attack. The movie was a big hit, scoring 93% in Rotten Tomatoes and Tom Hanks performance acting as the Captain was praised by many critics.
But was the ending of the movie really is the end of Captain Phillips and his vessel Maersk Alabama? The end of the movie was a happy ending (–ish), with some navy guy shot two of the pirates and arrested the leader. Captain Phillips, albeit shocked, was safe and sound and suffered no more than just some non–serious wounds. Maersk Alabama was saved and the bad guys were defeated. However, again, is it really the ending? It could be, yes, but most likely, it would not be. read more