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Race organizers name Americans taken by pirates

Race organizers name Americans taken by pirates

Organizers of an international yacht race have named the four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa.
The organizers of the Blue Water Rally say Scott and Jean Adam's yacht had been participating in the race, but left it Feb. 15 to take an independent course from India to Oman.
On their website, rally organizers identified the other two Americans aboard as Phyllis Mackay and Bob Riggle. The NBC TV station in Seattle, Washington spelled the name as Phyllis Mccay and said she and Riggle are from Seattle.
The U.S. says it is monitoring the situation but released no new information on Sunday.
Pirates in Somalia said the yacht, which was hijacked Friday, is nearing the Somali coast. No officials confirmed the claim.


Updated : 2021-10-17 11:24 GMT+08:00