February 25, 2024

Spike in DPRK fishing boat rescues off Russian Far East coast this year: official

Primorye governor, Russian ambassador to North have complained of illegal fishing problem in region

Rescues of North Korean fishermen off the coast of Russia’s Far East appear to have increased this year, a Maritime Rescue Coordination Center official in Vladivostok said Monday. 

Six North Koreans were rescued on October 4 from two separate submerged fishing vessels off the coast of Nakhodka following a storm days earlier, the official, Nikolay Pirozhkov, told Russia's state-run TASS new agency.