On Saturday, self-proclaimed "viking" sailor Jarle Andhoy and his crew on the yacht Nilaya were detained by Chilean authorities as he returned from an illegal voyage to the Antarctic. All crew members were reportedly alive and well after they were taken into custody for giving a false name for the yacht over the radio. Crew members on the Nilaya had not been heard from since mid-March, when the yacht's boom had snapped and the ship was reportedly running out of supplies. Andhoy failed to obtain permits before embarking on an expedition to Antarctica in January, where he hoped to find the remains of his yacht Berserk, which sank on another illegal voyage the previous year.
Read more at Radio New Zealand
Support Outside Online
Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.