The 4 Americans that were sailing on the Quest yacht were killed early Tuesday morning when shot by their pirate captors.  The 4 Americans had been participating in a yacht race but left the charted course for their own adventure.  I do not like the outcome of this but these folks new the waters they were in and the risk they were taking.  If people would stay away from this area the pirates would not be able to take hostages and our military forces would not have to put themselves in a dangerous situation.  I realize sometimes there is no alternative but in this case these people seemed to ignore the dangers and went into the situation knowing what could happen.

The organizers of an international yacht race called the Blue Water Rally said the Quest had been taking part in the race but left it Feb. 15 to chart an independent course from India to Oman.