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The Foreigner Two Berserk crew alive. Rescue authorities say they have located two survivors from the Berserk yacht that is still missing in the Southern Ocean off Antartica. “Jarle Andhøy, Berserk’s captain, phoned to tell he is on the ice travelling back from his expedition to the South Pole. We expect he and 18-year-old Samuel Massie will reach the Scott Base in a two or three days,” Geir Mortensen, press spokesperson for Joint Rescue Centre Northern Norway, tells The Foreigner. Both were approximately 100 miles from the base at the time, according to a Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) press release, and provided information to help rescuers in their attempts to find the missing vessel.

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Two Berserk crew alive

Published on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 11:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .

Rescue authorities say they have located two survivors from the Berserk yacht that is still missing in the Southern Ocean off Antartica.



“Jarle Andhøy, Berserk’s captain, phoned to tell he is on the ice travelling back from his expedition to the South Pole. We expect he and 18-year-old Samuel Massie will reach the Scott Base in a two or three days,” Geir Mortensen, press spokesperson for Joint Rescue Centre Northern Norway, tells The Foreigner.

Both were approximately 100 miles from the base at the time, according to a Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) press release, and provided information to help rescuers in their attempts to find the missing vessel.

Samuel Massie also contacted his mother by phone last night Norwegian time.

“It's the most amazing call I have had in my life. I only talked to him for a minute, and he’s fine. I don’t know when he will be back home, but the important thing now is that Samuel is in good shape”, Samuel's mother tells Bergens Tidende.

Meanwhile, the search for the Berserk and its three remaining crew, two Norwegians and a British national, continues.

MNZ reports weather conditions in the McMurdo Sound area to be near-perfect. Personnel aboard the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ‘Steve Irwin’ and Heritage Expedition’s ‘Professor Kromov’ Russian ship are being assisted by the society’s vessel.

The Berserk sent a distress call on Tuesday night approximately 18 nautical miles (33km) north of Scott Base in the Ross Sea.

Authorities at the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) originally asked for help from the Navy patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington, but bad weather forced it to turn back.

Berserk’s emergency beacon has stopped transmitting.



Published on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 11:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .

This post has the following tags: berserk, antarctica, scottbase, rosssea, missingnorwegians.





  
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