North Korean warship fired at and boarded Russian ship in neutral waters

North Korean coast guards on patrol.

North Korean coast guards on patrol.

A Russian fishing vessel with a 17-person crew was fired upon without warning by a North Korean warship in the Sea of Japan in the early morning of Sept. 20. A statement by Russia’s Federal Fisheries Agency describes the incident as follows: “The Russian fishing schooner Altai en route from the port Zarubino with live crab cargo onboard to the South Korea port of Donghae came under fire from automatic firearms and pistol flare lights at 18:30 Moscow time [14:30 GMT] on 20 September from a warship of the Korean People’s Democratic Republic.”

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