'Captain Phillips' is the blockbuster film based on the incredible story of a shipping company captain held hostage by Somali pirates. Now, Discovery presents the truth behind the US Navy SEAL Team rescue that finally freed Captain Richard Phillips after a dramatic four-day standoff between the pirates and the US Navy. Experience the intense drama through stunning new footage of the actual rescue as it played out on the high seas. Eyewitness testimonies of the crew on board the Maersk Alabama, including Captain Richard Phillips, First Mate Shane Murphy and Chief Engineer Mike Perry offer a fascinating account of events and show the amazing courage displayed in the face of danger. The programme also features exclusive footage of the just-rescued Captain Phillips, re-enactments of events on board the captured ship, play-by-play expert analysis of the US Navy's efforts to rescue Captain Phillips and CGI depicting the US Navy SEAL team's deadly final engagement with the pirates.