Broadside combat

May 18, 2011
I'm a Musketeer, lvl 12. I'm having problems joining broadside combat battles. I tried to join a befriended pirate's battle but couldn't join. In one instance I was on the enemy ship running around in circles, jumping up and down but nothing happened. In another battle, I was left on my friends ship with no way to get to the battle. I even tried to port to him, but I just "ported" back on his ship. My ship was bottled so I don't know what else could cause this. Any solutions?