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Piracy

Russia arrests suspected ship hijackers
The Russian frigate Ladny has freed the “Arctic Sea” cargo ship in the Atlantic without firing a shot and arrested eight alleged hijackers, according to the country’s Defense Ministry.

August 18, 2009 16:07

“Arctic Sea” as means to deliver Sweden and Finland to NATO
An investigative journalist, Wayne Madsen, suggests that NATO Secretary General Rasmussen wants to bring Finland and Sweden into the organization, and the “Arctic Sea” scandal may be a way of achieving this.

August 17, 2009 23:35

Missing ship found on African coast
The cargo vessel the “Arctic Sea”, which had been missing for almost three weeks, has been found off the west coast of Africa.

August 17, 2009 18:06

Ransom demand received for missing Arctic Sea
Police in Finland say the owner of the missing freighter "Arctic Sea” has received a demand for a ransom, suggesting the involvement of pirates. Meanwhile, the ship's location is still unknown.

August 16, 2009 08:20

Russian Flying Dutchman gives a sign?
The missing freighter “Arctic Sea” may have been found. According to the Russian Maritime Bulletin, the ship's GPS device briefly started working again at 8:30am GMT Saturday, showing the vessel is in the Bay of Biscay.

August 15, 2009 14:14

Commercial dispute leads to Arctic Sea seizure?
Some sort of commercial disagreement, stemming from the boarding that happened in the Baltic Sea, may be behind Arctic Sea seizure, said Nick Davis, head of Anti-Piracy Maritime Security Solutions.

August 15, 2009 02:42

Missing ship turned off tracking devices?
Little damage could have been done to the Russian-crewed cargo ship “Arctic Sea”, according to Joe Cox, CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America.

August 14, 2009 21:44

Too many questions surround missing Russian ship?
There are a number of suspicious facts surrounding the seizure of the "Arctic Sea", said Phil Cable from Maritime Asset Security and Training.

August 13, 2009 20:17

Not just timber on seized ship “Arctic Sea”?
Hijackers, not necessarily pirates, have probably seized the ship “Arctic Sea” because of its valuable and extremely dangerous cargo, according to Mikhail Voitenko, the editor of the Russian Maritime Bulletin website.

August 12, 2009 22:45

West African traffickers — worthy of American fear
There is a bloody war along the US border. Concerns are growing that the cocaine trade in West Africa could give cartels the strength to push their violence across to American soil and expand their networks.

July 30, 2009 18:50

Cashing in on piracy
Since early 2009, pirates have carried out over 100 attacks off the Somalian coast. Two thirds have resulted in the hijacking of vessels. While the region’s waters remain menacing, insurance companies are cashing in.

July 28, 2009 09:01

Captured sailors released
Six sailors, including a Russian captain and mechanic kidnapped in Nigeria on July 4, have been released.

July 22, 2009 11:20