The Korea Herald


S. Korea repatriates 5 N. Korean fishermen

By (공용)코리아헤럴드

Published : Feb. 18, 2017 - 14:24

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South Korea handed over five North Korean fishermen to the communist country on Saturday, five days after they were picked up from a boat drifting off South Korea's eastern coast, an official said.

The repatriation took place at the border village of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas around 11:30 a.m., according to the unification ministry official.
(Yonhap) (Yonhap)

South Korea said the five fishermen expressed their wish to go back to North Korea. The five fishermen were rescued by a South Korean coast guard vessel in the East Sea on Monday after their ship ran adrift due to engine problems. (Yonhap)