Russian Navy


Russia, N. Korea agree on release of arrested ship - diplomat


25.02.2008 Russia's general consul in Chongjin, Valery Valkovich, has secured a speedy release of a Russian ship arrested in the Sea of Japan for allegedly violating the North Korean border, a Russian diplomatic source said on Monday.

The Russian Lidiya Demesh vessel was carrying a batch of cars from the Japanese port of Hamata to Vladivostok in Russia's Far East, when a North Korean border guard vessel stopped it near Cape Musudan, three to five miles from North Korea's shores, on Saturday morning.

"During talks between the Russian general consul in Chongjin and North Korean border guard authorities in the port of Kimch'aek, where the detained ship is anchored, the sides agreed on a speedy release of the vessel," an official from the Russian general consulate told RIA Novosti on the phone.

"As soon as the central authorities in Pyongyang adopt the final decision, the ship will be released," the diplomat said.

The diplomat said there were 25 crewmembers aboard the ship, who were safe and sound.

Source: en.rian.ru

Back to the list





Back to news list


Copyright 1998-2012 RusNavy.com. All materials contained in this Website are protected by copyright laws and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission from the editorial staff. The editorial staff. Site created by ProLabs. Russian version.