When asked by reporters what happened during their four weeks at sea, one sailor joked to reporters that they were "in the Bermuda Triangle and the pirates fed us ice cream."
As for why aren't saying more, "They don't call me, I don't call them. We are afraid," explains Voitenko.
The eight hijackers for their part claim they are ecologists who ran out of gas in the Baltic, which certainly doesn't explain the $1.5 million ransom they are reported to have demanded. The Russian, Estonian and Latvian nationals have been charged with piracy and kidnapping.
Israel's Foreign Ministry won't comment and Russian officials have flatly denied that they were transporting weapons. Russia's NATO envoy said Admiral Kouts should "stop running his mouth."
Authorities say the "Arctic Sea" will arrive in the port of Novorossiisk in mid-September with the four remaining crew members at which point a more thorough investigation will take place.