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Missing Cargo Ship "Arctic Sea" Still Bewilders Authorities, Two Weeks Later

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The Arctic Sea, a 4,700-ton cargo ship registered in Malta, owned by Russians and crewed by 15 Siberian sailors, dropped off the map shortly after it cleared the English Channel and nosed into the broad Atlantic two weeks ago.

Hijacked? That may be the case, but why and by whom? Lying at the bottom? Perhaps, but there was no distress signal. Or maybe, it was suggested Thursday, there was a dispute over a stash of contraband...

But with the ship incommunicado and its satellite beacon unreadable, nobody really has anything to go on.

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