Russians Find Mystery Ship, Crew Alive Onboard
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2009 12:00 PM CDT
Dmitry Medvedev, left, speaks with Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov during a meeting, Aug. 17, 2009. Serdyukov later announced that the Arctic Sea had been found.   (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)
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(Newser) – The Russian ship that mysteriously disappeared nearly three weeks ago has been found off the West African coast, with all 15 crew members aboard, Russia’s defense minister announced today. The crew is now aboard the Russian frigate that found them. The defense minister said the crew was not under armed control when found, but declined to give any other details.