Okay so earlier today we all know that the ship was announced to have been seen off the coast of Cape Verde...NOW this story has been updated by the
Russians as follows
Alexander Karpushin, Russia's ambassador to Cape Verde
, disputing that information about this ship, which had been carrying a load of timber
and 15 Russian sailors.
"There was information that a cargo ship similar to the one being searched for was spotted 400 nautical miles north of the island of Santo Antao,"
Karpushin said after meeting with the head of Cape Verde's armed forces
, according to Reuters. "However, this information did not prove to be
The Arctic Sea disappeared after passing through the English Channel on July 28. The Maltese-flagged freighter sent radio messages as it sailed along
the coasts of France and Portugal, but then all contact was lost.
and yet again it comes up
The alleged attack, unusual in itself, raised further concerns because it was not reported until the freighter had passed through Britain's busy
shipping lanes and was heading out into the wide Atlantic. There have been fears that some of the attackers might still be aboard.
But could it be???
Speculation on what might have happened to the ship has ranged from suspicions that it was carrying secret cargo — possibly narcotics — to
theories about a commercial dispute. Security experts have been wary of attributing its disappearance to bandits, noting that piracy is almost
unheard of in European waters
this is the link I got it from:
it is from fox news (yeah I know) BUT all of the MSM seem to be hashing out the same story over and over!
My first questions on reading the many updates to this mystery ship is that of the AMBASSADOR speaking to the ARMED FORCES then turning around and
saying it was a case of mistaken identity.
What I found interesting in this report rehash is the "perhaps they are still on board" or "perhaps there is narcotics involved". There are much
easier ways to steal drugs in my book!
Especially ones that don't involve stealing drugs from the Russian government
That is like showing up at a gun fight with a butter knife!
Some more very strange news oout of none other than the USA Navy times:
The Swedish daily Metro said it spoke by telephone with someone who claimed to be the Arctic Sea captain July 31 about the reported hijacking in the
“They were dressed in black uniforms,” the newspaper quoted the captain as saying. “They resembled American elite soldiers and seemed very
professional. They said they were looking for coc aine, which should have been loaded in Kaliningrad. They spoke English, with some kind of
The ship was repaired in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave, before picking up the timber cargo in a Finnish port.
Other theories include a commercial dispute or insurance fraud.
“There is a possibility of insurance fraud, that the ship was sunk somewhere and the owners of the ship and the cargo then claim insurance,”
military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said.
“On the other hand, a ship can be reregistered, repainted. It can be hijacked to change its identity, like a stolen car,” he said.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday ordered that “all necessary measures” be taken to find the missing ship, and the Russian navy
turned all of its vessels in the Atlantic — including three landing ships, a frigate and two nuclear-powered submarines — to search. The Defense
Ministry said Thursday it was also using satellites.
Turned the whole fleet lose to find a bunch of WOOD! There is not only wood on that ship. This I am now sure of!
Some information on the company:
Timber products sales to North Africa and Middle East countries is handled by RETS Timber, Helsinki in Finland and Stora Enso Timber doo, Koper in
Slovenia. The companies export soft wood products for the market areas of Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.
RETS Timber is a trading company partly owned by Stora Enso Timber (50%) and United sawmills (50%). The company sells Nordic and Baltic products from
Stora Enso Timber, United sawmills and other minor suppliers. The largest end use market for Pine is in joinery and for Spruce, in construction. RETS
Timber is the market leader with a one-third share of the total market area.
Stora Enso Timber doo in Koper, Slovenia is 100% owned by Stora Enso Timber. It sells soft wood products from the company's Central European sawmills
to North African and Middle Eastern markets, completing specifications with other soft- and hardwood producers from Central Europe.
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