North Korean Ghost Ships, Bodies, Show Up on Japanese Coasts

More North Korean ‘ghost boats,’ bodies wash up on Japan’s shores

Three bodies of people believed to be North Koreans were recovered in northern Japan on Monday, two days after authorities found a dilapidated empty boat, coast guard officials said.

The coast guard said a Japanese fishing boat picked up a male body floating off the coast of Sakata in Yamagata prefecture and two more bodies washed up on a nearby beach an hour and a half later. The bodies were decomposed, but one had a lapel pin thought to be North Korean.

Officials are investigating if the bodies were from the severely damaged boat that washed ashore on Saturday…..
Twenty-eight of the vessels — dubbed “ghost boats” — were detected in November, up from just four in November last year.

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