Captain Jack? Or Hijack…

Tyler Higbee, Staff Writer

Off the coast of Nairobi, Kenya four Americans were taken hostage by Somali pirates on Friday. They were shot and killed by the pirates after being held for almost four days aboard the vessel The Quest. U.S. naval forces were following the yacht and boarded the vessel as soon as they heard the gunshots. They attempted life saving care to the Americans but they eventually died from their wounds. A member of the Special Ops force stabbed and killed one of the pirates with a knife. One other pirate died while 13 of them were captured and detained. The violence started when the pirates began to shoot a RPG at the USS Sterett from the yacht. Also they found two pirates who were also found dead and had been dead for some period of time(a possible fight between the pirates). They have identified the four Americans as, Jean and Adam Scott, from Los Angeles, and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, of Seattle, Washington.
Gen. James N. Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command, said: “We express our deepest condolences for the innocent lives callously lost aboard the Quest.”In total the Navy has said 19 pirates were involved in the hijacking of the Quest. Only minutes before the military announced that the four Americans had died, a Somali pirate by the name of Abdullahi Mohamed, told The Associated Press by phone that if the yacht were attacked, “the hostages will be the first to go.” When President Barrack Obama was notified of the deaths at 4:42a.m. he authorized the military to take immediate force in case of danger to the hostages.