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Piracy

Abkhazia threatens to sink Georgian navy in its waters
The Abkhazian President has issued an order for the Navy to destroy Georgian ships illegally entering the Republic’s waters.

September 02, 2009 12:29

Arctic Sea sailors return home following interrogation
Nine Russian sailors from the freighter "Arctic Sea" have finally left Moscow and returned safely to their home city of Archangelsk, according to the on-line edition Life.ru.

August 30, 2009 05:15

Suspected ship hijackers charged with piracy, kidnapping
The suspected hijackers of the Arctic Sea cargo ship have been officially charged with piracy and kidnapping. Russian investigators say the eight men had been planning for a long time to seize the freighter.

August 27, 2009 18:01

Hijacked vessel’s mysterious cargo in spotlight
As the freighter Arctic Sea, having been freed by the Russian navy, travels to the port of Novorossiysk, investigators are eager to start a thorough search to establish what was onboard except timber, if anything.

August 26, 2009 22:28

“‘Arctic Sea’ not N. Korean” – DPRK
The captain of the cargo ship “Arctic Sea” claimed the vessel belonged to North Korea. But, DPRK denied this, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says. It also says no suspicious cargo was found on board.

August 25, 2009 22:45

Arctic Sea hijack suspects questioned in Moscow
The eight suspected hijackers of the ‘Arctic Sea’ cargo ship have been arrested and questioned by investigators in a high-security prison in Moscow this week.

August 23, 2009 11:39

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