December 06, 2023

North Korea releases Russian yacht from Rajin

Yacht was mistakenly detained, North Korean authorities tell Russian counterparts

A Russian yacht and its crew departed the North Korean port of Rajin on June 17 after being detained and taken to the northeastern port on Friday, according to the Russian Embassy in North Korea.

The yacht - the Kataleksa - was stopped by North Korean authorities for what it had alleged was a breach of its sovereign border, despite claims by the Russian embassy that the vessel had come no closer than 50 miles from the DPRK border.