Russian nuclear submarine warships search out the missing vessels in European waters (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian Navy nuclear submarine cruising in
According to Russian media reported on August 12 for containing the Russian crew of the “Arctic Ocean” cargo ship disappearances, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the search, including two nuclear submarines, including the Russian naval ships, has joined the search team. Analysis that has been hijacked or missing cargo ship, as is confirmed, it will be the first European waters are pirate figure.
According to media reports, July 24, carrying more than 10 Russian crew members of “Arctic,” the Swedish cargo ship traveling in the Baltic Sea waters, a dozen armed men claiming to be police officers on board, the crew tied After the search of the vessel together. According to crew reports, these armed men in 12 hours to leave the vessel. UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency official said July 28 was by radio with the “Arctic Ocean” was to get in touch, when informed of its cargo through the Strait of Dover is, to Algeria, and did not report any problems. July 29, the AIS vessel navigation device is turned off. The vessel was last seen in the waters near Portugal, after the mysterious disappearance. Until August 3, Interpol issued a circular, requiring search for the vessel. Vessel was scheduled to arrive this month, 4 port city of Bejaia in northern Algeria, but in the end did not appear.
Tuesday, the missing cargo ship owner request to assist in tracing missing Russian ship, the relatives of the missing crew members also called on the Russian government to help find their loved ones. From the Kremlin source said Medvedev had ordered a search for the missing vessel. Late Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Black Sea Fleet ships have been sent to visit the crash site looking for the missing vessel, including reconnaissance satellites and other means of search and rescue are enabled. Russian Navy Commander Vladimir Vysotsky, said, “Russian Navy ships in the Atlantic have been sent to all searching for the missing vessel.” According to E Tasi news agency, the Russian Black Sea Fleet ships have been sent to five Atlantic search for missing cargo ship, the Russian submarine in the Atlantic have joined the action. Russian Defense Ministry official said, “two nuclear submarines received a search for ‘Arctic’ number of tasks, they have begun to perform the task.”
for the mysterious disappearance of cargo, people suspect that the ship has been hijacked by pirates. Some people even think that the crew and the UK maritime sector has been contacted when pirates. According to the British maritime sector personnel, despite the recent incidents of piracy in the hijacking of vessels frequent the east coast of Africa, but has not had in European waters. British Chamber of Shipping of Harrison, said, “extremely rare attack on the ship, basically did not happen.” In addition, some people think that the ship may be missing because the Russian mafia to use its smuggling weapons, or crew involved in a violent dispute about the ownership of the vessel. (Ding Kexi)