Kidnapped on a sailboat then directly to prison in Samoa




I was 23 and on an adventure to find myself traveling around New Zealand solo. It was when I was checking out a community bulletin board when I saw a small cat scratch sign that said "crew wanted". I called the number and talked to an Australian captain of a 52 foot catch yacht, he offered to take me sailing around the South Pacific at no cost except for a crew hand. I flew from the South Island to the north to meet he and his other two crew members, an Italian couple in the midst of breaking up. I liked them, the captain seemed a bit crazy bit only in the way a very intelligent mind works and so I decided to hop on board with them. The first few weeks were great, I got to experience a whole new world and see places no ordinary traveler can see. But after about a month I started to get sick of the druken captain and the bossy Italians. And there in Tonga I had met a boat of young Americans that offered me to hop on with them, I accepted and went back to my boat to deliver the news. When I told the captain he got irate And told me I wasn't going to leave, he then pulled the lines and kicked off shore sailing into the South Pacific with no sight of land for at Least a week. I was kidnapped. I was not afraid I was very angry and emotional. I had no choice. After a week had passed we finally reached Samoa, as we pulled into port there were about a dozen large Samoan officers waiting for us, with a search dog... The found a very small amoun of weed, ya know pot, marajauna. It was the Italians but he had trown it in my cabin so I was under interrogation. All four of us were thrown in the back of a van and taken to prison. I was in a women's prison in Samoa where they would not speak English to me.

 

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