I didn't mean to stir up the posse, but it sure sounds fishy... for all the reasons mentioned above.
I didn't mean YOU Tim. I just meant that somebody had prior knowledge, knew the location, and had a reason to "lose" the drives, or had a need for the drives.
They weren't walking down the street looking for stuff to take. They already wanted the drives off of that boat and used the hurricane as cover.
I hope that they are busted, and I hope that you get a new gig fast Tim. I remember when you made the move. A lot of OSO folks thought that it would be good for you (and US). Ya gotta take chances in life. I'm sorry that you got caught up in this. You always seemed (still do) like a stand up guy.