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"Cannot be restrained on the high seas" Deputy Secretary of State Secretary in North Korean collision

2019-10-08T03:14:37.266Z

Due to a conflict between the Fisheries Agency's fisheries control boat and North Korean fishing boat within Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the Noto Peninsula, Akihiro Nishimura, Deputy Secretary of the Secretariat, announced at the press conference on the morning of the 8th through the embassy route in Beijing. Reveals protests against North Korea…



Due to a conflict between the Fisheries Agency's fisheries control boat and North Korean fishing boat within Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the Noto Peninsula, Akihiro Nishimura, Deputy Secretary of the Secretariat, announced at the press conference on the morning of the 8th through the embassy route in Beijing. Revealed protests against North Korea. However, he didn't talk about the date of the protest or what the act was.

According to the 9th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters and Fisheries Agency, it occurred in the morning on the 7th in the vicinity of the sea area called “Yamatoi”, and the fishing boat sank after the collision. About 60 crew members were rescued by Japanese life rafts and boarded another North Korean ship and left.

Mr. Nishimura said at the conference that "Illegal operations could not be confirmed, it was also on the high seas, and it was impossible to exercise compulsory force such as restraint of personality."

In the vicinity of Yamato Pass, illegal operations by North Korean fishing boats are increasing rapidly. Mr. Nishimura said, “We will continue to respond steadily to prevent illegal operation by foreign fishing boats in Japan's exclusive economic zone.”

Source: asahi

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