The 15-strong crew of the cargo ship Arctic Sea, along eight suspected hijackers, have arrived in Cape Verde after being rescued by a Russian warship on August 17. Russia has taken over the investigation of the mysterious hijacking.
Russian authorities say they have arrested eight nationals of Latvia, Estonia and Russia aboard the Arctic Sea, a Russian-crewed merchant vessel allegedly hijacked on July 24 in Swedish territorial waters.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has called for a full investigation after the missing, Maltese-flagged cargo ship "Arctic Sea" was discovered off the coast of Cape Verde on Monday and its Russian crew was transferred to a navy vessel.
The missing cargo ship Arctic Sea was discovered off the coast of Cape Verde on Monday by Russian warships. Russia's defence minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, said all members of the crew have been transferred to a Russian ship.
The Finnish owners of a hijacked Russian-crewed vessel have received a ransom demand for its release, Finnish Detective Chief Superintendent Jan Nyholm told FRANCE 24 on Saturday. Unconfirmed reports place the 'Arctic Sea' off Cape Verde.
The Russian-crewed cargo ship "Arctic Sea" that vanished two weeks ago has been spotted off the Cape Verde islands, local officials said, amid suspicions that the vessel, which dropped off the radar on July 28, had been attacked.
After several months in captivity, 34 Egyptian fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates managed to overpower their captors and are currently sailing to Yemen. Media reports say two pirates were killed in a shoot-out with rival pirates.
A cargo ship that vanished two weeks ago while passing through the English Channel was "attacked twice", a European Union spokesman said Friday. Russian warships are scouring the Atlantic Ocean for the missing vessel.
The Web is awash in theories concerning the whereabouts of the "Arctic Sea", a cargo ship that went missing in the English Channel. Also in this edition: a police raid to evict families in Puerto Rico sparks outrage on the Internet.
A Maltese-registered ship, the Arctic Sea, was supposed to reach Algeria on August 4 but disappeared. There has been no communication from the crew of the since the end of July. Focus looks at theories about what happened.