Missing Russian Vessel Found

08.17.09 | FL News Team

(Astrakhan, Russia) -- A missing Russian merchant ship has been found near the Cape Verde islands.  The "Arctic Sea" freighter went missing two weeks ago, a mysterious disappearance that baffled maritime officials in Europe.

The vessel was due to dock on August 4th at a port in Algeria.  A massive sea search was initiated, including Russian warships.  Crew members were rescued by a Russian navy ship and are now being questioned about what happened.  The Maltese-registered vessel carried a one-point-three million dollar cargo of timber.