The Norwegian yacht Berserk, skippered by Jarle Andøy, is missing in Antarctica after hurricane winds swept the area. The distress beacon has stopped transmitting. Several ships in the area are steaming toward the sailing yacht's last known location to join in a search.
The cruising season in Antarctica is over for most yachts and all ships in the area risk getting stuck in ice at this time of the year. On Tuesday morning, the distress beacon on the steel yacht Berserk was set off 18 nautical miles north of Scott base in Antarctica. It was blowing 80 knots plus in the area at the time, with 26-foot seas and the air temperature was 12 F.