"The Greek government’s willingness to serve as the enforcer of Israeli’s naval blockade of Gaza made it impossible for this journey to happen," organizerson their website.
"Now our folks are beginning the journey home – some will arrive today, some tomorrow and others in the days ahead," the organizers wrote of the ship's 37 passengers and 4 crew.
The '' was stopped by the Hellenic Coast Guard when it tried to leave port without permission on Friday.
Its captain, John Klusmire, was arrested after he refused to return to port, sparking a 2-hour standoff that was only concluded when Greek commandos boardedand forced it to return to a Greek military dock, where it has been impounded.
Klusmire was subsequently charged with attempting to violate the Greek no-sailon Gaza and endangering his passengers before being released on his own recognizance.
Nine otherthe Audacity were arrested for staging a protest without a permit in front of the American embassy in Athens after , but were subsequently released.
The 'Audacity' is not the only ship involved in the this year's 'Freedom Flotilla 2' to have met its Waterloo in Greece. Most of the 10-boat flotilla has found itself impeded by the Hellenic.
The Canadian vessel Tahrir attempted to interfere with the Hellenic Coast Guardcutter that blocked their departure by sending kayakers into its path. The move was to no avail and the captain of the cutter ultimately rammed the Canadian vessel toit back to port.
Four Canadians involved in the incident - including one of the kayakers - remain in Greek custody at this time.