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There’s no shortage of “weird North Korea” stories, but few are as unsettling as the ghost ship phenomenon, wherein dozens of North Korean fishing vessels reach the west coast of Japan, Russia, and sometimes South Korea everywhere without a crew.
If there are people on board, they are often dead, emaciated, or, in one exceptional case, beheaded.
In this podcast, we talk with Nicholas Ahlmark about his new documentary, ‘The mystery of North Korean ‘Ghost Ships,” produced with Channel News Asia under its award-winning investigative series ‘Undercover Asia’.
Nicholas Ahlmark is a UK-based filmmaker specializing in long-form documentary set in the Asia Pacific region. You can find out more about him on his website.
About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interviews with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.