The coast guard detained the DPRK in the sea of Japan the Russian yacht “Elfin” and began to tow her to the North Korean coast, informs “Interfax” with reference to the rescue coordination centre of Vladivostok.
“About the reasons of detention of the Russian yacht we are not yet known. Know what sailors are alive and well. Towed them to shore,” — said the operations duty officer of the centre, adding that the proceedings have already joined representatives of the ministries of foreign Affairs of the two countries.
The head of representation the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia in Vladivostok Igor Agafonov has informed Agency, that the Russian Ambassador to the DPRK and the Central office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs informed about the situation. He said that Russian diplomats will have to clarify the essence of the claims to the Russian ship, adding that the foreign Ministry representative office in Vladivostok maintains contact with the Maritime rescue coordination centre and Consulate General of Korea in Vladivostok.
The incident was reported on his page on Facebook also the Chairman of the panel of judges of the Federation parsonage sport of Primorsky Krai Evgeny Khromchenko. “They were approached by North Korean fishermen took the captain aboard and dragged the boat to the side of North Korea. Shore 85 miles”, — he said.