As usual, Andhøy's PR machine presents speculation as though it were fact.
The NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
have not confirmed that they made a request for the detention; they will only say that Chilean authorities are aware of NZ's concerns.
When asked what grounds had been given, Andhøy's lawyer replied "He (Jarle) has not seen any official papers" but was "told by someone on the base that it happened because of a request by NZ"
The Nilaya is alongside a navy ship in Puerto Williams with three armed guards making sure they are not leaving the base.
He is "at ease with the situation", but "would like to to go to Argentina".
"We are hoping he will be presented with documents or official grounds today; we will wait for that before we contact the Norwegian Foreign Office and request help."
When asked to clarify what grounds the NZ government
might have for any such request, the lawyer said
"I think it's a fair guess that their travelling documents are not as they should be"
I personally think it's extremely unlikely that the Chilean Armada
would have volunteered the information, either to Jarle or to some low-ranking or civilian blabbermouth on the base, that they were acting as a proxy for NZ.
I also don't think they would have needed such a request, and I think it was entirely predictable that if Jarle strayed anywhere near to Chilean waters, the Armada
would vacuum them up without needing to be asked.
If I wanted Chile to act that way, personally the last thing I would do would be to ask them to. They are not anybody's poodle or lapdog.
It seems to me it all comes back to Jarle's operating style. He's a one-man, mobile blame-fest.
He seems constitutionally incapable of seeing anything that happens to him as representing the consequences of his own actions.
He presents as an extreme, almost pathological caricature of adolescent irresponsibility. The fact that he is no longer a teenager, and seemingly teetering on the edge of irrationality, only makes things worse.