Thursday, August 13, 2009
Russia's Entire Atlantic Fleet Join International Hunt for 'Pirate' Ship that Vanished by Kent Coast
The Russian Navy's entire Atlantic fleet is searching for a cargo ship which pirates are suspected of hijacking before passing though the English Channel, it emerged today.
At least five warships and several submarines have joined the international hunt for the vessel which vanished along the Kent coast with a crew of 13 Russians on board.
The 3,998-tonne ship, which was also carrying £1million worth of timber, has not been seen for two weeks and it may now be in Africa.