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No plans to rescue man trapped on rogue boat

The government is stopping short of intervening to rescue a New Zealander who was accidentally caught on board a Norwegian yacht without an emergency beacon and heading for Antarctic waters.

The 52-foot steel yacht Nilaya, led by Norwegian adventurer Jarle Andhoey, left Auckland a week ago after Andhoey was served with a deportation order.

Andhoey told Norwegian media that the vessel left in such a hurry, a New Zealander who was repairing an anchor did not have time to get off.

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