WATCH: US boat to Gaza stopped by Greek coast guard

Johnny Barber, a passenger on the “Audacity of Hope”, the American boat to Gaza, posted this video on Youtube together with the following message:

The Audacity of Hope was stopped at sea by the Greek Coast Guard 20 minutes after leaving the port. Our captain refused to turn back irregardless of the pleas of the Coast guard captain. After about 2 hours, Greek commandos joined the Coast guard vessel and the decision was made to turn back. We are currently at a military dock in Athens, unable to proceed. Johnny Barber, a passenger, on the Audacity of Hope, i was able to record this as it happened.

Since then, the captain of the ship was arrested by the Greek authorities for trying to leave the port illegally and “endangering people’s lives.”