by Emily Whitten
Posted 10/18/13, 01:00 am
As Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) boards his massive cargo liner stacked with Maersk freight and climbs to his cabin, he halfheartedly checks several gate locks. Some gates are open, and even when closed, they rattle like tinny high-school lockers. With a recent piracy warning for the waters off Somalia he’s about to travel, Cap warns his first mate: The gates must stay locked at all times. That’s just one of several measures—including testing water hoses and running an emergency drill—Cap takes to ensure the safety of his vessel.