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The Foreigner ‘Berserk’ captain loses appeal. Norway’s Jarle Andhøy ordered to pay 45,000 kroner or serve 50 days in jail for illegal Antarctica entry in 2012. Hålogaland Court of Appeal Judges imposed the legal sanctions for violating environmental protection protocols in the Antarctic Treaty. The offences concern his second unauthorised journey to the region in 2012. He had sailed to look for the missing Berserk yacht. The Chilean Navy arrested Mr Andhøy in Puerto Williams for having sailed without permission.

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‘Berserk’ captain loses appeal

Published on Friday, 14th November, 2014 at 09:24 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last Updated on 14th November 2014 at 09:35.

Norway’s Jarle Andhøy ordered to pay 45,000 kroner or serve 50 days in jail for illegal Antarctica entry in 2012.



Hålogaland Court of Appeal Judges imposed the legal sanctions for violating environmental protection protocols in the Antarctic Treaty.

The offences concern his second unauthorised journey to the region in 2012. He had sailed to look for the missing Berserk yacht. The Chilean Navy arrested Mr Andhøy in Puerto Williams for having sailed without permission.

Berserk and three of her five crewmembers – Norwegians Robert Skaane (34), Tom Gisle Bellika (36), as well as 32-year-old South African national Leonard Banks – disappeared approximately 18 nautical miles (33km) north of Scott Base in the Southern Ocean’s Ross Sea.

The expedition, which the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) had not approved, had encountered the worst blizzard of the Southern summer to date.

A half-submerged unoccupied life raft, water bottle, and oar from the missing Berserk were recovered 45 Nautical Miles north of the last point of communication some four days earlier.

New Zealand authorities called off their major search and rescue operation after deciding there was little hope of finding the three missing crew.

Jarle Andhøy and Samuel Massie, then 35 and 18, respectively, survived. The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) reported Mr Andhøy to Troms and Finnmark’s Chief Public Prosecutor for violations of regulations.

In Hålogaland Court of Appeal, Mr Andhøy had argued that NPI regulations did not apply to his second expedition. He maintained this was because he had only sailed in open sea and did not land on the Antarctic Continent.

Judges found that Antarctica was the main purpose of the expedition, thus rejecting the Norwegian adventurer’s assertions. Thursday’s verdict upholds the Nord-Troms District Court judges’ one of 23rd June this year.

Mr Andhøy says he will be appealing Hålogaland Court of Appeal judges’ verdict.

The judgment states that I have the right to sail on the open sea south of 60 degrees. But I am not satisfied that the Court believes that the Antarctic coastline is not open sea,” he told NRK.



Published on Friday, 14th November, 2014 at 09:24 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last updated on 14th November 2014 at 09:35.

This post has the following tags: jarleandhy, berserktragedy, nilayayacht.





  
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