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Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by sanchoearlyjones
According to reports, it was boarded by up to 10 armed men purporting to be anti-drugs police on July 24. Some 12 hours later, the intruders apparently left the ship on a high-speed inflatable boat and allowed the vessel to continue on its passage but with its communications equipment damaged
This explains why they couldn't communicate.
The Arctic Sea made routine radio contact with Dover Coastguard as it was about to enter the Strait of Dover from the North Sea at 1.52pm on July 28. Days later Interpol informed the British Coastguard that the ship had been hijacked days before in the Baltic Sea.
Also, don't all Russian ships have a tracking beacon???
Originally posted by jimmyx
here's the latest i found
sounds nefarious to me.
Speculation in the Russian media has turned to alternative explanations: Nuclear-weapons smuggling? An intermafia dispute with the ship’s crew as pawns? Old-fashioned insurance fraud? All have been posited.
Originally posted by moonwilson
Whatever was on that ship has been offloaded by now. By whom is anyone's guess. Hopefully, it was the "good guys" that got it.