Skip to comments.Slain yachters called 'brave adventurers'
Posted on 02/22/2011 5:48:40 PM PST by ColdOne
(CNN) -- Phyllis Macay wrote of her travels around the world with the breathlessly joyous and staccato style of a teenager.
"I can say that I want to spend a week here ... month here ... maybe a year," she once wrote of visiting Corsica. "It is exciting, vastly busy ... and beautiful at the same time."
That sort of infectious love of adventure, of sailing, of seeing the world was a defining characteristic not only of Macay, but also her companion Bob Riggle and friends Jean and Scott Adam, friends and family say.
All four died early Tuesday off the coast of Somalia at the hands of pirates who had hijacked the Adams' yacht, the Quest.
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Supposed to be lovely in the spring.
Warm and welcoming people...
Is there not regulations still on the naval books that Pirates are to be shot on site?
The Laws of the Jungle are very very harsh.
Ever wonder what the Russian version of the PHALANX CIWS would do to a skiff crowded with Somali pirates?
After some vodka, these sailors found out....loudly:
This is just another manifestation of reckless narcissism.
A pleasure cruise off the coast of Somalia, to distribute Bibles to bloodthirsty Muslims? Oh, maybe they brought Bibles. But this was about bragging rights.
Notice the Muslim sucking media never refers to them as “Christians”, only that they “distributed Bibles”.
They were exterminated by Muslims because they were Christians. Period.
I feel sorry for them. No one should have to die like that, being executed by savages. But, being rich and stupid is not the free pass in the rest of the world that it is in the US.
As Ron White would say “You cain’t fix stupid”
“Slain yachters called ‘brave adventurers’”
I’m sure their deaths pleases the Kenyan Mau-Mau traitor infesting the Whitehouse.
As for you secret service scum protecting this piece of commie garbage, the law of Karma is eternal.
What about the Navy personnel whose lives were and are, at risk, because these folks made a decision to sail this course?
I feel for the senseless killings of these fine people... supposedly they were on a religious mission...
However - Anyone who sails within a 1000 miles of Somalia is foolhardy ... Just don’t do that kind of thing...
I wouldn’t drive at night on the bad sides of Dallas, Texas USA... I would be risking my life as in any big metropolitan area ... It would be just damned crazy to push the odds like that...
And - there is NO PLACE in America as violent as sailing off the coast of Somalia -— GOOD GRIEF how could someone be that vacant of mind... Somali pirates are Islamic nuts after all... not only that they are bloodthirsty money hungry pirates ...
Instead of sailing off the Somalia Coast one should just save time and play Russian Roulette - with all six chambers loaded in a revolver.
Get a GRIP RICH PEOPLE - sail somewhere else for Heavens Sake... Save people for Christ somewhere else...
Good God Almighty the dumbness of some...
I am surprised only in that I figured the Pirates would have at least tried to get a $Mill or $Two ransom out of them before creating shark bait out of them. Now all the Pirates got is this crappy boat and a couple of bible-thumping t-shirts. I think I heard elsewhere that the US Military was trying to make some rescue attempt when things went so horribly bad for these folks. I am guessing we’ll hear all about it soon. (NOT) I admire their ‘quest’ for adventure. They certainly got a boat load of that. But for them to either not understand or to ignore the extreme dangers that existed in the path of their course and to not chart another after the many past illustrations of what happens off the coast of Somalia is just not smart IMHO. What’s wrong with sailing around either coast of the USA as an adventure? This is an extremely dangerous world. If the only way to get your adventure pleasures is to stick your neck into a Pirate’s den, I can’t really muster up a whole lot of sympathy. I will pray for their families though.
Sad story, made even sadder that the 15 pirates weren’t shark food.
Yes I keep reading these threads and many posts ignore that they were off of Oman not Somalia.
Travel like this is a kind of status symbol. I know when I hear, "I love to travel" I'm about to be subjected to a long, boring, self-flattering spiel.
And the more exotic the travel style, the higher the status. Missionaries, please. This reminds me of a couple who take fabulous safaris and take it off their taxes on a phony charity as "education."
Too bad they weren’t union members calling in sick. Then the president might have done something for them.
Jesus was there to greet them in heaven.
In a brilliantif deeply disturbingstroke of entrepreneurial genius, Russian luxury yachts have begun to advertise adventure cruises where passengers pony up almost $6,000 USD per day to cruise from Djibouti to Mombasa in search of pirates.
So I guess what I am getting from this is that Somali “pirates” can kill American citizens with impunity as long as a muslim is in the WH and Boehner is SOTH.
I think you might be an imbecile if you believe that they should be punished by karma for protecting someone it is their job to protect, even if you disagree with said person politically. Probably a dangerous imbecile. Not sure if there are any tests you could take to prove it one way or another. If my former Secret Service agent neighbor is any indication, I can tell you they are consumate professionals who would never let their personal politics get in the way of their jobs. Nor should they be condemned by the likes of you for doing their job.
I would never be sailing on the open ocean without a .50 cal gun mounted to my boat an my collision radar set for 16 miles. Anyone getting too close would get a shot across the bow.
As I understand it, they were 300 miles out, usually considered safe territory, but the pirates are moving further out.
It’s incredibly tacky to criticize these people because you think they are rich and self indulgent.
they were a retired couple and friends who had the means to travel. Why blame them for what insane pirates did?
It sounds like jealousy to me.
I THOUGHT the rules of the high seas called for the IMMEDIATE execution of pirates? Anyone else think that Obozo tied our guys' hands because these MURDERERS are poor, black, desperate MUSLIMS from Somalia (which, BTW, is Kenya's neighbor) and, instead of pitching these azzholes overboard to feed the sharks, they'll be brought back here, go through an expensive taxpayer subsidized TRIAL then on to prison for 20 or 30 year where they'll live and eat better than they ever have, gain weight, get free medical care, etc., etc. to the tune of 40 grand each per year!
America has LOST ITS MIND!!!
Yeah, good thing these guys were foiled!
No. Pirates, even then, were to be brought to land courts to be tried and hanged if convicted. Hanging at sea was an option if you couldn’t get them back to a naval base.
Florida Turnpike too.
Being Jewish, I have no missionary zeal. But after I've learned about this aspect of their travels, my respect to them has increased greatly. Least of all I am tempted to make light of their deaths or think that they were simply careless: they had a job to do.
They have my respect and should have yours. May they RIP.
Seems useful idiots are getting a crash course in “guess what? The world really is a savage place”. Will it resonate? My money says no, they will still excuse the savages and twist their brains into pretzels finding ways to blame the USA.
I can’t believe that all of the pirates weren’t immediately shot as soon as it became known that rescue of the hostages was no longer a possibility. I also wonder if all of the announcements of what the Navy would and wouldn’t do wasn’t picked up by the pirates. It seems to me that in the past the only thing our gov would officially say about a situation like this is “we are doing all we can and we can make no further comment at this time.”
Has Obama issued any statement yet about our citizens being killed by pirates?
Or is he busy meddling in local politics?
I honestly believe (hopefully) that their final moments were in humble and prayerful gratitude that they were martyrs for the Christan faith, and this was the most meaningful aspect of their lives. Not for their personal glory, but for the glory of God.
So many have gone before them, “needlessly” giving their lives for the glory of God.
Sainthood is not reserved for the poor. You’d rather they cruised off Saint Barts or Monaco, instead of spreading the Word to the poor in hostile territory?
Sounds like you are jealouse of them.
Thye were nowhere close to Somalia nor did they plan to sail off Somalia. Here is their web site and ship’s log.
They were out of India and bound for Oman, as you can see from their log, their intended track was far from Somali waters. They were traveling in international waters as every sailor should have the right to do. For most of their voyage they had been in company with 100 other yachts in the Blue Water Rally.
Being PC about black muslim murderers has led to the US tolerating murder on the high seas further and further from the coast of Africa. And some folks here are blaming the victims for sailing in the nwestern Indian Ocean and being an inconvenience to the US Navy?
Not by me.
I call them brain-dead self defined loser victims.
Sailing anywhere near the coast of Somalia is right up there with a "hiking vacation" near the Iran border.
I wouldnt drive at night on the bad sides of Dallas, Texas USA... I would be risking my life as in any big metropolitan area ...
Mother Teresa might have risked being raped or murdered, but she didn’t let that stop her.
Please say a prayer for the souls for these courageous martyrs. If they were looking for their own earthly pleasure, they wouldn’t have been handing out bible near Somalia.
Jesus was there to greet them in heaven.
A distinction without a difference.
Being Jewish, I have no missionary zeal. But after I’ve learned about this aspect of their travels, my respect to them has increased greatly. Least of all I am tempted to make light of their deaths or think that they were simply careless: they had a job to do.
They have my respect and should have yours. May they RIP.
Sadly, ignorance rules the day. Just see the post following yours, and many above as well, as on other threads. The rule is to first form and opinion (”I am superior to everyone else”) and then, if ever, to inform oneself. The four were nowhere near the Somali coast.
The buck stops on the desks of paralyzed by PC Western leaders who for long have ignored the problem that one and two hundred years ago would have been solved in no time.
Please call the Russian, Indian and Chinese Navies!
Someone already reminded us that you can't fix stupid, so I won't repeat it.
The Somali pirates have been working off the coast of Oman for years.
Learning a bit of geography can avoid a lot of embarrassment.
Go lick your SS jackboots in front of someone else. I’m not impressed, BraindeadCanuck.
My father wasn’t impressed a bit with the reasons Nazis gave for following orders at Nuremburg. But I’m sure an idiot left winger like you celebrates goosesteppers.
I had some friends who cruised their yacht from India to the Suez last year. There are a lot of yachts still making this passage and they do it in convoys. In their case the French navy was watching their group(among a lot of commercial ships). The US MSM is trying to marginalize them because they happened to carry bibles to hand out to Christian communities along the way. Somehow Christian’s are less worthy of protection..along with CIA employees in Pakistan.
I am disappointed in the folks on FR. Maybe we just have too many idiots and trolls now.
I prefer to call it modern Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and, in a sane world, waaaay overdue.
When did "shoot on sight" stop becoming the rational response to piracy? Seriously.