Seattle Singles Yacht Club http://www.kplu.org en Ninth Somali pleads guilty in fatal yacht hijacking http://www.kplu.org/post/ninth-somali-pleads-guilty-fatal-yacht-hijacking <p>A ninth Somali man has pleaded guilty to piracy for his role in the hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans - including two from Seattle - dead.</p><p>Ahmed Sala Ali Burale pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk on Wednesday. Muhidin Salad Omar also pleaded guilty earlier in the day.</p><p>They are among 14 people from Somalia and one from Yemen charged in connection with the February hijacking of the yacht Quest.</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 20:39:30 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1672 at http://www.kplu.org Ninth Somali pleads guilty in fatal yacht hijacking Remembering Seattle sailors, killed by Somali pirates http://www.kplu.org/post/remembering-seattle-sailors-killed-somali-pirates <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954116.mp3</p><p>Family and friends are grieving the loss of a Seattle couple <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/us-military-seattle-couple-among-four-killed-somali-pirates">who were killed as they sailed around the world</a>.&nbsp; They were captured by Somali pirates, along with another couple from California.&nbsp;</p><p>Walter Friesen&nbsp; knew them.&nbsp; He&#39;s a member of the <a href="http://ssyc.com/">Seattle Singles Yacht Club</a>, where the deceased couple met.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:54:22 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp, Keith Seinfeld & The Associated Press 852 at http://www.kplu.org Remembering Seattle sailors, killed by Somali pirates U.S. military: Seattle couple among four killed by Somali pirates http://www.kplu.org/post/us-military-seattle-couple-among-four-killed-somali-pirates <p><em>Updated at 11:22 a.m.</em></p><p>The U.S. military reports <a href="http://“We express our deepest condolences for the innocent lives callously lost aboard the Quest,” said Gen James N. Mattis, U.S. Central Command Commander.">pirates have killed four American hostages</a> they were holding on a yacht off Somalia&#39;s coast. The U.S. Central Command says negotiations had been under way to try to win release of the two couples on the pirated vessel <i>Quest</i>.</p><p>Gunshots were heard; and when U.S. forces reached the yacht, they found four all four hostages had been shot.</p><p>Two of the hostages. Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, are from the Seattle area. <i>Quest</i> was owned by Jean and Scott Adam, a couple from California who had been sailing around the world since December 2004. &nbsp;The Associated Press reports U.S. Navy personnel administered to the four as soon as they could board the boat, but all had died from their wounds.</p><p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:22:03 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 842 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. military: Seattle couple among four killed by Somali pirates