TOKYO: Japanese authorities were searching on Wednesday (Oct 16) for a North Korean fishing boat that was reported to have sunk in the Sea of Japan.
A North Korean boat telephoned a Japanese fishing office to report that another North Korean vessel had sunk in the northern part of a rich fishing ground known as the Yamato Shallows, a spokesman for the Japanese coastguard said.
The fate of those on board was not known but there had been a report that at least one member of the crew was in the sea.
The coastguard and a patrol boat from Japan's Fisheries Agency have begun a search, the spokesman said, adding that it was not known why the boat had sunk.
The incident took place in the same area in which a Japanese patrol boat and a North Korean fishingRead More – Source