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Local Couple Killed By Somali Pirates on Hijacked Yacht
Southern Californian couple Scott and Jean Adam are among the four dead aboard the Quest, the American yacht hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Arden, reports the LA Times. Negotiations were underway between the pirates, who were holding the Adams and Seattle-based couple Phyllis Mackay and Bob Riggle hostage, and U.S. military personnel when shots were fired. Both couples on the Quest were shot dead by their captors.U.S. Navy personnel killed two of the pirates, and captured 13. The bodies of the two pirates were found aboard the Quest when it was boarded by military personnel.
Scott and Jean Adam had been living on their yacht since 2004, and were sailing around the world on a Christian mission to share Bibles, according to CBS2. Their voyages, vessel, and mission were detailed on their website. They were headed from Oman to Djibouti, then planned to sail on to Egypt, Crete, Turkey, and London, England, through Spring 2011. The Gulf of Arden is considered some of the world's most dangerous waters.
Prior to living on the Quest, Scott Adam "had been an associate producer in Hollywood," before "he turned in a spiritual direction and enrolled in the seminary a decade ago." According to the Associated Press, the Quest was based in Marina del Rey.
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