• Kyodo


A wooden fishing boat that disappeared after washing ashore in Akita Prefecture last week with eight North Korean men aboard has been found on the seabed, Japanese authorities said Tuesday.

The sunken boat was detected by sonar equipment about 40 meters from the area where it had been moored. Local police and Japan Coast Guard personnel salvaged parts of the wreckage in the afternoon, including what appeared to be the boat’s bow and stern.

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