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Skipper describes hijacking to officials

Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, has described his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates who seized his yacht and kidnapped his crewmates, Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, to Dutch police and court officials.

Eldridge was exhausted Sunday after returning to his U.K. home from the Netherlands, where he was interviewed by police and court officials on his hijacking by Somali pirates in 2010.

Eldridge, skipper of the yacht, Choizil, was confronted by AK-47-wielding pirates off the Tanzanian coast on Oct. 26. He, along with Durban couple Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, were held hostage for 13 days before the yacht ran aground. Eldridge was left on the yacht after he refused to disembark, but Pelizzari and Calitz were taken hostage. Their whereabouts are still unknown, although it is suspected that they are being held on the Somali mainland.

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