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Arctic Sea crew taken to Cape Verde

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The crew and suspected hijackers of the Arctic Sea were brought to the Cape Verde island of Sal on their way to Russia on Wednesday.

The 15-strong Russian crew and eight suspected hijackers have since landed at a military airfield near Moscow.

The Arctic Sea was said to have gone missing on 30 July as it rounded the north-western corner of France.

Speculation about what happened to the ship has included suggestions of piracy, a mafia dispute, a commercial row, smuggling or trafficking.

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