News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int

 

Sail-World.com : Stowaway or not? and 'Let him sink' statement outrages Norway

Stowaway or not? and 'Let him sink' statement outrages Norway

'Nilaya headed for Antarctica'    .

Was he invited or did he stow away? Reports from different ends of the globe disagree about whether Busby Noble, 53, a 150 kilo Mauri activist who is sailing to Antarctica with Norwegian controversial adventurer Jarle Andhoey had left on the Nilaya with Andhoey's permission or not.

Jarle Andhoey -  .. .  
Andhoey claims he denied Noble permission to accompany him and he stowed away in the bow. Noble told political colleagues in New Zealand that he had been invited, and that he wanted to go to pay respects to a friend, one of the three killed on the last voyage while Andhoey and Samuel Massie were riding quad bikes to the Pole, which they never reached.

Andhoey left Auckland last month on a controversial mission to find the remains of the last yacht, the Berserk, thought to have sunk in McMurdo Sound on or about 22nd February last year.

The Nilaya has now, apparently illegally, passed the 60 degree line and has reached the Antarctic ice shelf, according to Noble.

Director Jan Gunnar Winther of the Norwegian Polar Insititute told media outlet Dagbladet it is highly unlikely that the new expedition has been given permission to cross the border. 'They have not received permission from Norway, New Zealand and Russia. We can not rule out that they have received permission from other countries, but we expect that the country had made itself known now,' he said. (Andhøy told the media that he has Russian permission, which the Norwegian Polar Institute has since disproved.)

That the yacht has reached the Antarctic was also confirmed by spokesman for Andhøys new expedition, Rune 'Supern' Olsgaard, a former crew member. Norwegian media outlet Dagbladet claims that the yacht is currently at Franklin Island, owned by Australia, and located at around 76 degrees south, having had a slow trip through lack of wind.

The transgressions of the crew appear to be multiple. 'Stowaway' Noble is reported to be travelling under an illegitimate Tino Rangatiratanga passport instead of his New Zealand one, to which he is entitled. Noble insists he was 'paying his way' on the voyage by undertaking mechanical repairs.

Reports to both New Zealand and Norway confirm that the yacht, a steel-hulled yacht purchased in New Zealand from previous owners Marlene and Doug Easton, has enjoyed excellent weather during the voyage south. The Eastons refused to confirm or deny whether the yacht was strengthened for ice-breaking conditions when asked by Sail-World.

Andhøy says he wants to find out if there is still remaining equipment from Berserk on the anchorages at Horseshoe Bay and Backdoor Bay. The equipment should have been put in depots shaped like cairns, he says, and if the equipment has been removed Andhøy believes that the crew must have been ordered to do so.

If the conditions are good enough that Andhøy and the crew can sail into the area where Berserk disappeared, the first priority is to look for these repositories. Although the ice has remained thick this year, one report from Antarctica is that a path has been cleared, and the Nilaya should be able to enter.

Apparently the plan is that they will start searching where the beacon was triggered. They have brough electronic equipment to search the ocean floor, says Olsgaard, and they also have satellite photos of the area, which were not used by the searching New Zealand authorities.

Satellite image of the area where Berserk sank - is the Berserk here? -  .. .  

Both Andhøy and lawyer Nils Jorgen Vordahl have tried to get answers from New Zealand authorities if they have seen the equipment or remove it. 'We have not seen any equipment at Horseshoe Bay and Backdoor Bay,' wrote head of infrastructure and operations at Scott Base, Iain Miller, in an e-mail to Dagbladet.

In the meantime, New Zealand multi-millionaire Gareth Morgan, who has chartered a former Russian ice breaker Spirit of Enderby, to explore the Ross Sea, has caused outrage in Norway by saying he hopes Andhoey sinks in Antarctica and that he will not go to help him if he does.

Asked what response they would have if they saw Nilaya, Morgan replied: 'Let it sink. It's about collective responsibility. This cowboy has opted out.'

In an email to Norwegian media, passed on by Morgan's staff, the economist also said Andhoey's real mission was to attract as much press as he possibly could and sell books and sponsorships as a result.

'Clearly Andhoey is out to test the resolve of the international agreements that protect Antarctica from the random risks of errant behaviour like his,' Morgan said in a blog.




by Sail-World Cruising round-up

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93921

7:44 AM Wed 15 Feb 2012 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Adventure Sailing

Related News Stories:

08 Nov 2013  Two solo sailor Septuagenarians doing oldest/fastest circumnavigations
19 Oct 2013  Dream building - young Indian sailor in smallest boat circumnavigation
31 Aug 2013  Sailing dream-turned-nightmare by trekking accident
19 Aug 2013  North West Passage - ice levels alarming for transiting yachts
17 Aug 2013  North West Passage in 33ft Dodo's Delight - gales already
16 Jul 2013  Polish crew to circumnavigate the North Pole in Lady Dana
09 Jul 2013  Sailor Jeanne Socrates, world's oldest non-stop female circumnavigator
08 Jul 2013  Circumnavigating French sailor in 8ft boat rescued in Torres Strait
22 Jun 2013  Jeanne Socrates - near to victory in Victoria
16 Jun 2013  Book Review: 'Suddenly Overboard' by Tom Lochhaas
MORE STORIES ...

Cruising USA



Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,








Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,


From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel by National Coastwatch,


Positive news for cruising boats in Greece by The Cruising Association,




















Risks to penguin populations continues by British Antarctic Survey,




Follow these tips when anchoring by Alex and Daria Blackwell,


Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady by Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong,




If all else fails read the instructions!! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,




Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia and Phuket Yacht Show,








Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott by Anna Parker and the Sail-World Team,


Cruising lessons from ocean racers
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure
Blue Planet Odyssey - Jimmy Cornell playing catch up on North West Pa
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia
Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions.
Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - New location and attractions
Long Island waters could become more taxing this summer
4.8 million Legos all at sea   
Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast *Feature   
Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows   
Sail-World 2.0 - the Beta version- Please take a look   
Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases   
World ARC heading out of the Pacific   
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt   
Desolation Sound added to Salish Sea Pilot free cruising guides   
Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors   
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature   
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!   
Sail-World Cruising Founding Editor Nancy Knudsen says farewell   
Book review: Weather - you like it or not   
Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter   
The drama begins - North West Passage sailors rescued from ice   
Entering an unfamiliar bay - decision time   
Baby Nemos finding their way home   
High Latitude Sailing - Book of the Week   
Will the Olympics make a difference to Rio pollution? *Feature   
Blue Planet Odyssey, around world rally, begins   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT