Four Americans Aboard Yacht ‘The Quest’ Hijacked by Somali Pirates are Murdered


Sad ending to hijacked yacht by Somali pirates … all four Americans dead. The news broke early this morning on Fox News.

As reported last week, the Quest was hijacked by Somali pirates south of Oman with four Americans aboard. The Navy had been following the yacht since it had been boarded by pirates. As stated at Hot Air, the Navy had been negotiating with the pirates when the Somalis launched a rocket at the American ship, and gunfire erupted leaving the hostages mortally wounded.  The news broke today that the 4 American hostages, Jean and Scott Adam, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle were all killed.


A pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. Navy destroyer shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard Tuesday. Then gunfire erupted, the military said. U.S. special forces rushed to the yacht only to find the four Americans fatally wounded.

The experienced yacht enthusiasts from California and Washington are the first Americans killed by Somali pirates since the start of attacks off East Africa several years ago. One of the American couples on board had been sailing around the world since 2004 handing out Bibles.

The pirates claim that they killed the hostages after the US Navy fired on them. Because Somali pirates are known through out the world for their truth telling. Like that is supposed to be some kind of a justification to murder innocent civilians.

Maybe the following needs to be done the next time any of these pirates are seen any where in the water. It might just be the solution to the never ending problem.


One has to wonder what will ever put an end to this nonsense. Christan yachters handing out Bibles murdered by Somali savages. The Astute Blogger has the right idea and is correct, had this been met with force at the outset, these sea terrorists would never have ever shown their faces again.

Remember when the United States never tolerated any of their citizens to be murdered?

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Four Americans Aboard Yacht ‘The Quest’ Hijacked by Somali Pirates are Murdered”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on February 22nd, 2011 10:14 pm

      It is time for the civilized countries of the Western world to put a stop to this type of activity by a bunch of uncivilized heathens.

      Your water explosion should take place on any vessel found beyond the one mile marker from the shore line. All the Somali boats need to be immediately destroyed along with the port facilities.

    2. Dolf on February 23rd, 2011 5:52 am


      You would think that the NATO countries would be able to do that.

    3. NGBoston on February 24th, 2011 10:15 pm

      I ask again, where is Captain Jack Sparrow when we need him?

    4. Dolf on February 25th, 2011 3:49 am


      Jack is a damn pirate

    5. NGBoston on February 25th, 2011 10:53 am

      Dolf- No kidding, but a fictional one that kicks major ass and no one would be hijacking shit if he were around in the flesh.

      It was a joke, Dolf. Sheesh

    6. Murder of 4 American Hostages Aboard ‘Quest’ by Somali Pirates Could Have been Averted | Scared Monkeys on February 27th, 2011 11:44 am

      [...] week it was reported that four Americans were murdered aboard the hijacked ’Quest” off the coast of Oman at the hands of Somali pirates.  SV [...]

    7. Dolf on March 4th, 2011 5:46 am

      I know.

      Great movies though (not in the least by mr. Depp)

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