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Friday, June 11, 2010

‘The Arctic Sea’ seizure explained

Remember the mysterious adventure of the timber ship Arctic Sea, allegedly nabbed by pirates in the Baltic Sea and recaptured off Africa (if not, here's a link to previous posts on the topic)?

Now we have a report of what may have prompted the whole adventure here:
The seizure of the Russian-owned Arctic Sea timber carrier was ordered by an Estonian construction and oil services contractor. He hoped to bolster his failing business Somali-style, by extorting a ransom.
You know, that makes more sense then the rumors that the ship carrying a secret cargo of missiles, space aliens or whatever....

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