Somali Pirates Capture American Couple


Jean and Scott Adam, an American couple sailing across the Indian Ocean in a yacht, were captaarrred yesterday by Somali pirates, and the pirates appeared to be taking the couple back to the Somali shore. The couple has been cruising around the world for over six years. Pirates captured a record 1,181 hostages in 2010, recently holding a British couple hostage in rural Somalia until $1 million was paid to free them. [NYT]