Two crew members overpowered Spike Sellers and tied him up after they said he showed signs of 'deep mental problems'Yacht skipper 'tried to sink vessel'1.26PM, Fri Aug 6 2004
The Scottish skipper of a yacht is being questioned in Spain after apparently trying to sink the boat in the Atlantic.
Two crew members overpowered Spike Sellers and tied him up after they said he showed signs of "deep mental problems".
All three are to appear before a Spanish investigating judge after the bizarre incident.
Friends Ivan Holroyd, 34, and Rachel Rosen, 32, claimed the skipper of the Argo, Spike Sellers, 32, wanted to scuttle their vessel while sailing in the Bay of Biscay, so they tied him up and radioed for help.
The group were rescued off La Coruna, on Spain's northern coast, by helicopter on Wednesday morning and are due to be questioned by a judge sitting in the town of Viveiro.
Mr Holroyd and Ms Rosen have given statements to authorities but a police spokesman stressed the three Britons had not been arrested and no crime had been reported.
Mr Holroyd, of Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, and Ms Rosen, from nearby Llanddeiniolen, were thought to have joined their friend Mr Sellers for a fortnight's sailing holiday one week ago.
When Mr Holroyd and Ms Rosen called for help, a helicopter was sent out to pluck them from the boat as it sailed 100 miles off the coast while a second went to rescue Mr Sellers.
When it arrived, he was reported to have emerged from the cabin with his hands tied behind his back and in a nervous state.
Mr Sellers, who runs Go Mountaineering, which lays on courses for keen climbers, was then taken to Hospital da Costa in the town of Burela.