What is with the damned pirates?!?! Have we not had enough of this madness, yet? How is it that these people are continuing to enact these appalling actions, and why is more NOT being done to disuade anymore of these absurd, aquatic activities?
Yet again, the high seas had to handle the horrors from more Hook wanna-bes. This time, the oceanic outrage occurred off of the shores of Oman. Yacht owners Jean and Scott Adams, accompanied by friends Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, were aboard the Adams’ ship, The Quest. They were sailing with The Blue Water Rallies, an event that is composed of long-distance cruises. Their event started in Thailand, yet The Quest ventured onto another course on February 15, when the rally departed from Mumbai, India.
It was last Friday, February 18, when The Quest ended up being overtaken by pirates. The criminals caught the yacht, boarded it, then killed it’s passengers. As they were being overtaken, The Quest did send alerts, to which The U.S. Navy responded. When the rescue ships arrive, pirates boarded them to negotiate with Navy representatives. However, other pirates were aboard The Quest while the the talks were taking place.
A ransom was being offered by the pirates for the release of The Adamses and their friends. Yet, negotiations went afoul, as Navy forces had some pirates on board in an effort to work out a deal. The pirates killed the passengers aboard The Quest before they could be rescued by The U.S. Navy. Military forces responded by killing two pirates, and capturng fifteen others.
United States military officials are working with The U.S. Justice Department to deal with the legal actions regarding the captive pirates. Discussions are taking place to decide whether the pirates will be tried in New York or Virginia courts. It is not expected that the results will be tolerable upon the criminals, recalling the recent pirate activities of 2009’s Maersk Alabama, and this year’s attack upon The U.S. Naval Ship U.S.S. Ashland.