Noosa man fined after Arctic party

NOOSA businessman has been fined almost $10,000 by Canadian authorities after a drunken party cruise in the Arctic.

The Australian reported Paul McDonald, 51, was charged with providing liquor to a minor and having liquor without a permit after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police boarded a 34-metre luxury yacht moored in Nunavut in Canada's far north-east.

Alcohol is banned in the Nunavut community.

The police seized 200 bottles of liquor and illegal fireworks, according to an RCMP statement issued on Tuesday.

The Nunatsiaq News said the resource tycoon from Noosa, Australia, and his crew ignored warnings not to shoot off fireworks in the pristine Arctic environment, harassed muskox and allowed an underage girl to "dive off the side of the yacht during a wild party" into icy waters.

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