Thursday, November 14, 2013
News

Last of Somali Pirates Sentenced for Murdering American Sailors

By Gary Robertson NORFOLK, Va., Nov 14 (Reuters) – The last of the Somali pirates convicted of killing four Americans aboard a yacht sailing off the Horn of Africa in...

November 14, 2013
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Sunday, August 25, 2013
Interesting

U.S.’s First Modern-Day Pirate Prosecutor to Step Down

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Neil H. MacBride, helped secure the U.S.'s first high-seas piracy convictions since 1820 for a total of 26 Somali pirates.

August 25, 2013
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Piracy

Three Somalis Convicted Of Piracy, Murder in S/V Quest Attack Off Oman

Three Somalis were convicted on Monday of piracy, kidnapping and murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of four Americans sailing in the Indian Ocean off of Oman and could face the death penalty, according to court documents.

July 9, 2013
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Piracy

Feds Seek Death Penalty for Pirates in Quest Hijacking and Murders

U.S. prosecutors are reportedly seeking the death penalty against three Somali pirates charged with murdering four Americans aboard their sailing yacht, the S/V Quest, during February 2011 hijacking, according to...

May 2, 2012
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Piracy

Life in Prison for ‘Quest’ Hijackers

Two Somali men have been sentenced to life in prison for their role in the February hijacking of the S/V Quest and subsequent murder of the four Americans on board. ...

December 16, 2011
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Phyllis Macay Bob Riggle quest hijacking
Incidents

Somali pirates sentenced to life in prison for Quest hijacking

Phyllis Macay Bob Riggle were murdered by Somali pirates, along with their friends Jean and Scott Adam NORFOLK, Va.—A pair of Somali men were sentenced to life in prison on...

August 23, 2011
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Saturday, July 30, 2011
indian ocean piracy 2011 map
Defense

WARNING LETTER: “Killing hostages is now part of the rules”

This Warning Notice, published by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), is intended for Yacht Skippers considering a passage through the Gulf of Aden, its approaches and the Indian Ocean north of 12...

July 30, 2011
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Jean and Scott Adam
Incidents

Accused Pirates Plead Not Guilty to Yacht Killings

NORFOLK, Va. —Three accused Somali pirates pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of killing four Americans on a hijacked yacht off the coast of Africa in February. The three entered their pleas...

July 20, 2011
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Friday, July 8, 2011
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Incidents

Somali Pirates May Face Death Penalty

(Dow Jones) Three Somali men accused of hijacking a sailboat in the Indian Ocean and killing the four Americans on board could face the death penalty, rather than life imprisonment,...

July 8, 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Maritime News

Pirate Negotiator in ‘Quest’ Hijacking Pleads Not Guilty

NORFOLK, Va.—A Somali man the U.S. believes is the highest-ranking pirate it has ever captured pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to piracy, kidnapping and weapons charges related to...

April 27, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011
Maritime News

US Indicts 14 in Piracy Killings Aboard Yacht

Fourteen men accused of seizing a yacht and killing its American crew last month in the Arabian Sea were indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Norfolk, Va., on piracy...

March 11, 2011
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Maritime News

USCG issues warning to U.S. registered yachts and sailing vessels in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean

WARNING TO: U.S. Registered Yachts and Sailing Vessels The U.S. Coast Guard strongly advises against all operation of and travel by U.S. yachts and sailing craft, or by U.S. citizens...

March 2, 2011
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Blog

WSJ: Pirate attacks leave round-the-world sailors with tough choices…

Days before the Quest set off on its doomed trek across the Indian Ocean, Bill Rouse, a Texan attempting to sail around the world, made Quest owner Scott Adam an...

February 24, 2011
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Maritime News

5th Fleet News Brief: Vice Admiral Fox discusses piracy aboard S/V Quest

DOD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Fox via Telephone from Bahrain on Somali Piracy Aboard the S/V Quest COL. DAVID LAPAN (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Media Operations):  Admiral...

February 23, 2011
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Maritime News

White House: Obama Authorized Use Of Force Against Pirates

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Over the weekend President Barack Obama authorized the use of force against Somali pirates who killed four U.S. citizens in the Indian Ocean, White House Press Secretary...

February 22, 2011
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Defense

U.S. Forces Respond to Gunfire Aboard S/V Quest

From Central Command Public Affairs TAMPA, Fla. (NNS) — At approximately 1 a.m. EST today, while negotiations were ongoing to secure the release of four American hostages, U.S. forces responded...

February 22, 2011
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Maritime News

No words to describe…

gCaptain just got the phone call we hoped we would never get.  The 4 American sailors from the sailboat Quest have been killed by their Somali captors. I’m simply devastated...

February 22, 2011
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Sunday, February 20, 2011
Maritime News

gCaptain got some bad info…

Sorry guys, but the news we got regarding the USS Momsen being at the scene of the hijacking was totally incorrect.  The Momsen and her crew on homeward bound as...

February 20, 2011
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Friday, February 18, 2011
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Maritime News

American yachtsmen held hostage by pirates in Indian ocean

gCaptain sources have reported this morning that S/V Quest has been attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, and her crew of 4 Americans are currently being held hostage. Quest is...

February 18, 2011
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