The Korea Herald


N. Korean fishing boat found drifting in S. Korean waters

By 윤민식

Published : Sept. 7, 2014 - 16:38

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DAEGU, Sept. 7 (Yonhap) -- A fishing boat carrying three North Koreans aboard was found drifting in waters near South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo on Sunday, police said.

The boat was spotted moving toward Dokdo from about 1.5 kilometers southeast of the islets at around 8:50 a.m., the police said.

The three North Koreans said they followed the light from a lighthouse after their boat's power system broke down, according to the police.

The North Koreans and the boat were taken to a nearby Coast Guard station for further questioning.