Fascinating story really.
I thought though this was curious:
Why, with so many other ships carrying much more valuable cargo, would the hijackers target the Arctic Sea and its small load of timber?
Aren't they assuming
the pirates/hijackers knew precisely what was on board the ship? You'd think they'd do their homework yeah, but still its a bit of a jump to an unsupported conclusion.
But in all actuality, it doesn't seem like a simple hijacking at all, thats for sure.