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Pirates: Part Two

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by rocdiver, Apr 10, 2009.

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  1. NYCAP123

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    The piracy situation needs to be dealt with using a heavy hand, no mercy and no compassion on all fronts. They've eaten the carrot. Now it's time for the stick. Give as you have gotten.
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    The piracy situation needs to be dealt with using a heavy hand, no mercy and no compassion on all fronts. They've eaten the carrot. Now it's time for the stick. Give as you have gotten.
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    Even old school tactics are still in play.

    Message in a Bottle: Old-School S.O.S. Helps Rescue Hijacked Ship


    Reference: Message in a Bottle: Old-School S.O.S. Helps Rescue Hijacked Ship | Danger Room | Wired.com
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    Somali Pirate sentenced to Life In Prison

    A Somali man who admitted being one of the commanders of an attack on a yacht that led to the killings of four Americans was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to life in prison. Hope he enjoys Bubba or should I say Bubba enjoys him.
    "NORFOLK

    A Somali man who admitted being one of the commanders of an attack on a yacht that led to the killings of four Americans was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to life in prison.


    S/Y Quest was captured by Somali pirates.

    Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali is one of four admitted Somali pirates to be sentenced in federal court today and tomorrow. All are expected to receive life in prison.

    U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis gave Ali two life terms to run concurrently after Ali pleaded guilty to piracy and hostage taking resulting in death.

    Ali, through an interpreter, apologized and asked the families of the victims for forgiveness.

    “I’d like to express my deepest sorrow for the families,” he told the judge. “I am very, very sorry for the deaths.”

    Family members have not been to court for any of the sentencing but a number have written victim impact letters to the judge.

    A group of 19 pirates hijacked the 58-foot American yacht Quest in the Arabian Sea, about 840 miles from Somalia, on Feb. 18.

    The hijacking turned deadly two days later when the U.S. Navy approached and tried to negotiate the release of the hostages. The Somalis refused and several of them shot and killed the Americans, yacht owners Scott Underwood Adam and Jean Savage Adam of Los Angeles and their friends and crew Phyllis Patricia Macay and Robert Campbell Riggle of Seattle.


    Pirates killed 4 Americans on board S/Y Quest

    The Navy stormed the yacht and captured the pirates, bringing them to Norfolk for prosecution.

    Ali admitted to authorities that he was the commander of the pirate ship when it left Somalia and that he worked guard duty with an AK-47 machine gun during the seizure of the vessel. But he said he took no part in the killings.

    Ali sustained an injury to his right eye after another pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a Navy ship. Ali was standing right behind the RPG when it fired. He fell unconscious when debris struck his right eye.

    His lawyer, Jon Babineau, said Ali is blind in that eye and asked the judge to request of the Bureau of Prisons that Ali get a cornea transplant. The judge said only that he would recommend Ali be taken to a medical prison.

    After this week’s sentencings, three more Somalis, accused of being the shooters, will face trial next year on piracy and murder charges. The government has yet to announce whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty.
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