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Old 22-02-2011, 23:57   #1
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Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

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His Boat, Bærserk has sendt out D signals, and the ship "Steve Irwin" is on its way to try to find it. will be there in 24hrs time.
There has been no contact with the sailboat since Distress signals was sendt out
There is very bad weather in the area.
there is 5 menn onbord.

Hope it is just a lost becon, and that all is OK:
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Old 23-02-2011, 00:28   #2
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

Its now more then 24 hrs ago since the signal was sendt, and still no contact, with the sailboat.
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

It's reported that two of the crew (presumably including captain Jarle Andhøy) have left the boat, and the three remaining crewmembers sent out the distress signals at 05:20 yesterday, before radio contact was lost. “Berserk” was 18 nautical miles (33 km) north of the Scott-base when they sent out the distress call.

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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

McMurdo and Scott base are only a few miles apart. Scott Base usually has several helicopters. Mcmurdo has a number of helicopters, and usually some twin otters, C130's and C17's. Its the end of the summer and I believe that the normal ships have left for the year. That would be a fuel tanker, cargo ship and an ice breaker. South Pole Station is now isolated for the winter (Feb 15th) so the C130's may be heading north for the winter and may even have been in Christchurch which was just devastated by an earthquake. The US and the Kiwi antarctic programs are supported out of Christchurch. A bad time to have an emergency in Antarctic waters. I hope they are ok. The weather is probably what is preventing the stations from searching but I am sure that there will be several air assets from Mactown and Scott base on scene as soon as it is safe to fly.
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

There is 2 ships on the way. to the pos.
Jarle and 1 more is on land, and on there way to the south pol. 3 men is with the boat.
Hope they are all OK:
STEVE IRWIN is the ship from Paul Watson / «Sea Shepherd».
The other ship is, russian ekspedisjon ship PROFESSOR KROMOV.

the weather is getting better down there now.



But still no contact with any off them.
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

They are now out with Hellicopters, looking, to se if they can find them.
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

Hellicopter back , found nothing, they will try agin tomorrow.
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

Jarle, + one more person, has phoned in last nigth, they are on the Ice on the way to Scott base about 160km from it, so it will take 2-3 days to get there.

but they did know nothing about the 3 left in the boat.
But he gave good tips to where he think they migth have gone to.
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Life raft found frozen-3 missing

FEARS are mounting for three people who were on a yacht missing in Antarctica after searchers found the boat's only life raft damaged and covered in ice, but unoccupied

Read more: Trio missing as life raft found frozen | News.com.au
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Re: Life raft found frozen-3 missing

Since it appeared it had not been occupied, maybe they were "lucky" and it just got away from them and they wern't in need of it for survival... we can only guess.
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

Another thread here is saying their liferaft was found frozen.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ing-55665.html
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Re: Life raft found frozen-3 missing

There is an earlier thread on this story. I'm cross posting to try to get this down to one thread.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post628162
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

“... The Sea Shepherd crew has been conducting the search on a very disciplined grid for over 24 hours. The crew is confident that if the yacht Berserk were still afloat it would not have drifted as far north as the liferaft, and would have been discovered. All indications are that the Berserk has sunk and that it sank very quickly. The conditions at the time were extremely high winds, extremely low temperatures, very heavy seas, and numerous and very dangerous growlers.

Captain Paul Watson regrets to say that the three missing sailors are most likely lost at sea and the recovery of their bodies is very unlikely. The shorelines have been swept in search of survivors ...”

More ➥ The Life Raft for the Norwegian Sailboat Berserk Has Been Found - Sea Shepherd DE
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Re: Bærserk, Missing in Rossøy, McMurdo

Damn!

The boats website does not look very hopeful either.


http://hornorkesteret.wordpress.com/...a-nrk-reports/

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Watson on the possibility of survival:
The New Zealand TV channel TVNZ has more from Watson and the rescue crew:
Original article here

(Watson) ” ..said conditions were so bad, spray was freezing in the air as his ship ploughed into the heavy seas.

The missing yacht had a liferaft on board but Watson said whatever occurred must have been very fast.


“They didn’t manually call or put out a distress signal. It was an automatic distress signal from an EPIRB (emergency beacon) that got detached and was activated by the water. Usually that doesn’t happen unless the boat sinks or is turned over.”

The yacht had dropped two crew members off on the ice to trek to the South Pole. Watson said the duo had given him a idea of Berserk’s position but a search of about 90 percent of the area had found nothing.


“If the vessel is floating we should have found it. All I can think of is that it got holed by ice and went down.

He said he had seen “pop up growler” icebergs. “You don’t even see them and they just pop up like a cork. They are solid blue ice and can do some serious damage.”

The search began after the yacht’s emergency beacon sent out a signal on Tuesday afternoon. It stopped transmitting after several hours. The two crew members on the ice are safe and well but still a day or two from McMurdo base.
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Re: Life raft found frozen-3 missing

Damn, that's cold.

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...particularly as water temperatures were about minus 12C.
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