Somali Pirates Hijack Yacht ‘The Quest’ with 4 Americans Aboard … Jean and Scott Adam & 2 Others (UPDATE: FOX Reporting Four Americans Dead)
Its happened again … Somali pirates have hijacked a yacht with four Americans and bibles aboard. The Quest, owned by Jean and Scott Adam (website), a couple from California who has been sailing around the world since December 2004. The Quest is a Davidson 58 Pilot House Sloop. Their 2011 travel plans have appeared to have met with a sudden unexpected hijacking.
Pic: SV Quest
An American couple that has sailed the world with a yacht full of Bibles was hijacked by Somali pirates, and the U.S. said Saturday it is assessing possible options.
Pirates say the yacht will make landfall in Somalia on Sunday, which would reduce the chances of a fast rescue dramatically. A British sailing couple hijacked by pirates was held hostage in a stiflingly hot Somali region for more than a year.
We wish the the Adams the best of luck in getting out of this one. A lot of praying and using the Bibles on board might be the best option. Of course it might be a thought for those tacthing to avoid Somali waters.
The Adams — who are members of the Marina del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, California — run a Bible ministry, according to their website, and have been distributing Bibles to schools and churches in remote villages in areas including the Fiji Islands, Alaska, New Zealand, Central America and French Polynesia.
UPDATE II: 2/22/11 - Oh dear God, Fox News this morning reported that the 4 Americans captured by pirates are dead. Further details were that the 4 captured Amercans and 2 pirates were killed. Terrible, just terrible.