Yachter’s pirate encounter
Roy Erez, sailing to Jamaica, was forced at gunpoint by crew of local fishing boat to take on unknown passenger; vessel later boarded by soldiers, redirected to Colombia
Israeli yachtsman said held by Colombian navy after encounter with pirates
By STUART WINER
An Israeli sailor has apparently been taken into custody by the Colombian navy after he was forced by pirates to take on a passenger in mid-ocean, his sister revealed.
In a Tuesday post to her Facebook page, Karina Erez Azoulay recounted the drama that befell her brother Roy Erez as he sailed from Panama to Colombia during a round-the-world voyage on his sailing boat.
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