Pirates Seize Yacht & 4 Americans

[Ed. Note: Regretfully, this post has been updated here.]

Somali pirates operating off the coast of Oman have hijacked a yacht carrying an American couple sailing around the world.

Jean and Scott Adam – along with two other unidentified Americans – were attacked by Somalia pirates in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman.

The couple, belongs to a yacht club in Marina Del Rey, California.

The couple had been maintaining an online diary of their journey, which can be accessed here.

The U.S. Navy is actively tracking the yacht with four Americans on board that was hijacked by pirates and was reported to be headed for the Somali coast.

ABC News reported that a Defense Department official said the monitoring includes at least one warship and some helicopters trailing the yacht as it makes its way from Yemen to Somalia.

In a separate incident, a British couple, Paul and Rachel Chandler, were held by pirates for more than 300 days before being freed.

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