Norwegian adventurer Jarle Andhoy has been arrested off the coast of Chile. Mr Andhoy, 34, and fellow Norwegian Samuel Massie, 19, caused consternation with authorities when they made an unsanctioned trip to the Antarctic earlier this year. They were looking for traces of their yacht Berserk, which sank in a huge storm in February last year - with the loss of three lives - as Mr Andhoy and Mr Massie tried to reach the South Pole on quad bikes. Their equipment was left at New Zealand's Scott Base.
After finding no trace of the Berserk last month, the adventurers, including New Zealander Busby Noble, 53, headed north.
Mr Andhoy's lawyer Nils Jorgen Vordahl says he has been advised of the arrest, but no further details were available, Radio New Zealand reports.
After calling off the search for the Berserk, the trio decided against sailing to New Zealand, believing they could face prosecution there, and instead headed for South America.
Under New Zealand regulations, any ship heading from New Zealand to Antarctica needs permission from New Zealand authorities.