September 28, 2021

Ten weeks later, a North Korean crew is still trapped on a ship in Russia

The Kalma 2 ship hit Russian shores during a September typhoon, and a deportation case could be complicating its release

A North Korean crew appears to be trapped aboard a fishing ship that has been stranded on a Russian beach ever since a destructive typhoon ripped through the area more than two months ago.

Photos taken by Russian urban explorer Lana Sator on Nov. 2 and Nov. 4 show at least one crew member still on board the stranded Kalma 2, which has not moved since it first hit ground at Nakhodka’s Volna Beach during Typhoon Maysak on Sept. 4.