February 21, 2011

'Prucha says Central Command is "monitoring the situation."'

USA TODAY "The four Americans on a yacht hijacked Friday by Somali pirates are veteran sailors experienced in navigating the world's most treacherous seas."By Gary Stoller

'Jean and Scott Adam live on the 58-foot sloop, the S/V Quest, and have traveled throughout the world for years. Also aboard are Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Washington state.

'The four departed on the Quest from Mumbai, India, on Feb. 15 bound for Salalah, Oman, says Richard Bolt, a yacht rally director who met all four in Sri Lanka in mid-January.

'"Phyllis and Bob are very tough, strong-minded and strong-willed," Bolt says. "Jean and Scott Adam have traveled around the world for a number of years and are pretty resourceful."'

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