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.
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.
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.
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.