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Freedom 39
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If I read your post correctly, you are saying the the CG actually said their plans were to wait for you (the French sailor) to anchor in Venezuelan territory so we can arrest you and confiscate your boat. That doesn't even make sense to me. If one is going to perpetrate a crime but then chooses not to, why would they make their intentions known on an open VHF channel? If I'm loitering around a convenience store and the clerk asks what I'm doing, I'm not going to say to all within 20 miles that I'm waiting for all customers to leave so I can rob you!
If there was a misinterpretation then I might believe it. If the CG said, "if you haven't cleared in and anchor illegally on an outer island you may be subject to arrest and your boat confiscated", that makes sense and wouldn't even be all that unusual is some places. Maybe there's more to the story. Maybe the CG has been to trying to do drug interdictions in the area. You were only told and able to relay one side of the story. Maybe it's an accurate account of events. I know I would use great caution in that area and hope that the story isn't true.
 
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