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Originally posted by Gordi The Drummer
Why supply Swedish police with details of the assaults which took place, including written statements???? (How did they get them??) and pictures of the injuries?
Why was there a 2nd boarding/hi-jacking reported?
Originally posted by da pickles
sorry but i dont hold with the whole nuke scenario. has anybody done any digging around for dirt on the shipping company or the ships owners .
ship owners from the east tend to have many fingers in many pies.
a crew man could of managed to turn on the AIS in hope of rescue he may now be fish food.
i think i'll stick with the extortion /protection idea
Originally posted by northwoods
Arctic Sea could be also big blow. The company itself and possible crew member has a plan that someone hijack the vessel and demand ransom...finally ransom will be delivered, crew and company divide the money and investigators never get the "hijackers" since there were not any. But all this # is just a speculation and we will hope see soon whats the truth.
Crew Arctic Sea
shipmaster Sergei Zaretsky born 1959
Chief Eugene Фалин born 1981
Second Assistant Alexander Kuznetsov born 1965
chief engineer Igor Shumik born 1963
second engineer Dmitri Kuznetsov born 1971
third engineer Oleg Deschenya born 1985
engineer Vladimir Kashin born 1966
boatswain Vladimir Volov born 1956
able crewman Michael Potekhin born 1968
able crewman Nicholas Kuritsyn born 1962
Senior minder Sergey Petruk born 1969
fitter Eugene Dostovalov born 1974
minder Alexander Lyzhin born 1968
Paul Kok Dulov born 1968
Dmitri Young Fazylov born 1986
apparently fitter electrician
Youngster - the caretaker or trainee
[edit on 15-8-2009 by northwoods]
Finland's police have also confirmed that a ransom was demanded from the Finnish charterers of the 15-man Russian-crewed ship, according to the AFP. "Yes it is true that there has been a demand for ransom which is money, and the demand has been made to the company which own the ship, Solhart Management in Finland," Detective Chief Superintendent Jan Nyholm said.
Taking into consideration the general characteristics of the aggravated extortion and the related significant threats to life and health, any public communication on the case is not possible. Malta Maritime Authority statement given to Sky News Online
Originally posted by cazzy2211
I've been following this thread with interest, I love a good mystery. I'm a bit confused as to why Russian warships were scrambled when the ship is owned by a Finnish company.
Was the initial hijack in Russian waters?