The vessel with the Russians disappeared without trace in the Atlantic

in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal lost communication with the cargo ship Arctic Sea with a Russian crew on board, according to the publication site "Maritime Bulletin - Sovfracht".In the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal lost communication with the cargo ship Arctic Sea with a Russian crew on board, according to the publication site "Maritime Bulletin - Sovfracht".

According to Mikhail Voitenko, editor of the newsletter, the ship was to come in the Algerian port of Bejaia on August 4, but the information on it has been received from 28 July.

"The ship literally disappeared - no communication, no information about his whereabouts or the shipowner, nor the relatives nor Lloyd (Lloyd's Register - a voluntary association of ship-owners)" - Voitenko said.

"already ransacked all AIS (Automatic system opoznovaniya vessels), no trace anywhere vessel looking for all services, including the Navy.", - He added.

"Disappear such a vessel is very difficult, it can not pick up and go down, no

signal of distress, it's just possible I do not want to panic, but on the other hand -. Ship something everyone is looking for, including relatives I requested today.. during the day, information and services, and family once again I ask - if anyone knows that, immediately inform ", - says Voitenko.

Crew Arctic Sea, en route under the flag of Malta to Africa with a cargo of timber, according to the end of March, consisted of 13 people.

According to media reports, July 24 freighter Arctic Sea has been stopped in the Baltic Sea by unknown who searched him and later released about 12:00, taking nothing.After that, the ship continued on the path of the planned route.

On Friday, the Finnish YLE Radio reported that the vessel, which is said to have been seized in the Baltic Sea on its way from the Finnish city of Jakobstad in Algeria, like lost without a trace.

By the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, which is associated with the Spanish port authorities, cargo ship, probably has not crossed the Gibraltar - at least, the captain of Arctic Sea signals not applied.

exact information about the capture of the ship two weeks ago, there is still no.How YLE-radio reports about ten at night, to communicate in broken English, to the high-speed boat approached the Arctic Sea not far from the Swedish island of Ă–land.Presumably, they were tied up the crew and searched the vessel, however, apparently did not find what you were looking for.

According to YLE-Radio, the Swedish police suspect that the incident could be linked to drug trafficking, and it is possible that the attackers in the dark mixed court, after searching is not something that is going to.