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August 14, 2009

CARGO SHIP DISAPPEARS

DW, Germany - A cargo ship was supposed to make port in Algeria last week The mystery surrounding a missing cargo ship has only deepened as maritime officials said it might to be heading out into the Atlantic Ocean.. . . "The Arctic Sea," as the vessel is called, has a crew of 15 Russians, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered his navy to join in the search in the Atlantic.. . . Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency did make contact with someone on board the Arctic Sea as it passed through the Channel of July 24. "There didn't seem anything suspicious when the contact was made. It could well be that a crew member had a gun put his to head by a hijacker when contact was made, but who knows?" said MCA spokesman Mark Clark. Experts have bandied about several theories for the ship's strange behaviour. While piracy could be involved, no ransom has been demanded. This could indicate a commercial dispute or that the ship has somehow become involved with the Russian mafia, according to some experts. Or the taking of the ship might simply be a test of European security.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm the triangle is sucking them down again.

August 14, 2009 5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So that's what those two Russian subs were looking for.

My own guess is that it is tied in with Russian "mafia", really FSB/KGB, and had something on board that was contraband or valuable and was stolen by (whom???) and now the owners want it back...

August 14, 2009 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Technology said...

The mafia probably got rid of it quietly.

August 15, 2009 4:05 AM  

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