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Whether or not it had anything more dangerous than a cargo of timber on board, cargo ship Arctic Sea, which was found Monday after vanishing for two weeks, certainly carries the answers to an intriguing maritime mystery.

The ship's owners, Solchart Management, confirmed to CNN Monday that the vessel and its crew were safe, following Russian media reports that it had been found near the Cape Verde islands off the west African coast.

Since it disappeared off the charts, rumors and conspiracy theories have stirred in the Russian-crewed vessel's wake, with a fog of conflicting sightings and reports doing little to help separate fact from fiction. Read full article »

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