Capt. Phillips crew lawsuit has no merit says maritime expert Dr. John A.C. Cartner on Maritime TV
Noted Admiralty Attorney and Author, Dr. Capt. John A.C. Cartner was interviewed by Maritime TV in response to recent press accounts of a lawsuit claim filed by several former crew members of the Maersk Alabama related to the hijacking of the ship by pirates in 2009, documented in the current hit movie Capt. Phillips starring Tom Hanks. In the interview, Cartner provides a critical analysis of the basis for the claim against Maersk, questioning the motives of the attorney representing the suing crew members, who has stated the attack was the fault of Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips. (Phillips is not named in the lawsuit).