Arctic Sea, four of crew never brought home

Four original crew members, all Russians, remain on board the small Turkish-built, maltese-flag vessel of a Russian-owned Finnish company, now located 16 nautical miles off Gran Canaria. More exactly, it is owned by a Malta-based company, Arctic Sea Ltd., belonging to a Finnish company Oy White Sea Ltd. This company is owned and run by Victor Matveev (Viktor Matvejev) a Russian citizen living in Finland. Matvejev is also the CEO and a major shareholder with Vladimir Voronov, a Russian citizen living in Finland, of Oy Solchart Management Ab, a Finnish company that manages the Arctic Sea's cargo operations. Victor Karpenkov is the Arkhangelsk [Russia]-based manager of the Russian division of Solchart.

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