February 19, 2011 / 6:54 AM / 9 years ago

Pirates seize four Americans from yacht off Oman

MOGADISHU, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Pirates have hijacked a yacht with four Americans on board off the coast of Oman, a regional maritime expert and an advocacy group monitoring piracy in the Indian Ocean said on Saturday.

“The S/V Quest was attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean and the four Americans on board are being held hostage,” advocacy group Ecoterra said in a statement.

Editing by Richard Lough

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