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The Norwegian skipper of a yacht presumed sunk in the Antarctica with the loss of three crew members is expected to face some tough questions when he returns home. Jarle Andhoey, 34, took his 14-metre steel yacht Berserk on an adventure trip to Antarctica without a permit or permission from the Norwegian government.
Lou Sanson, chief executive at Antarctica New Zealand, which manages Scott Base, said the trip at this time of year was unusual, and Mr Andhoey broke all the safety protocols.
He said the trip to the South Pole was not a wise decision.
Originally posted by NonKonphormist
Maybe because it's dangerous at this time of year, and to send out rescue missions puts other lives at risk.
Maybe he was just being irresponsible.
The station is the largest community in Antarctica, capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents, and serves as the United States Antarctic science facility. All personnel and cargo going to or coming from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station first passes through McMurdo.
Originally posted by Regenstorm
Why is it forbidden to go to antarctica on your own?