Eight suspected hijackers of cargo ship Arctic Sea arrested by Russian authorities
"The cargo ship that disappeared in the English Channel was hijacked and its crew ordered to sail to Africa, Russia said today.
"A group of eight armed men stormed the Arctic Sea in Swedish waters and took control of the vessel, Anatoly Serdyukov, the Defence Minister said.
"His dramatic announcement is the first confirmation of reports that the vessel was boarded on July 24, shortly after it left port in Finland carrying timber worth $1.3 million.
"Mr Serdyukov said that the eight hijackers were still on board with the 15-man crew when the Russian navy and air force intercepted the vessel 300 miles off Cape Verde, a group of islands west of Senegal, at 1am Moscow time yesterday (10pm Sunday BST)."
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"Eight suspected hijackers of cargo ship Arctic Sea arrested by Russian authorities", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 28/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/eight-suspected-hijackers-of-cargo-ship-arctic-sea-arrested-by-russian-authorities