November 29, 2023

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korean vessel west of peninsula: JCS

ROK vessel collides with Chinese ship while responding to DPRK incursion south of the inter-Korean maritime border

South Korea fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat late Saturday morning, according to a statement by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) released the following day. 

A North Korean vessel crossed the maritime demarcation line in the Yellow Sea near South Korea’s westernmost island of Baengnyeong, the JCS said, adding that the ROK vessel fired warning shots at approximately 11:00 a.m. KST.