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North Korean Coast Guard Detains Yacht With Primorye Athletes

Sputnik News

04:33 14.05.2016(updated 08:30 14.05.2016)

North Korea's Coast Guard has detained a yacht carrying Primorye athletes, a representative of the "Vladivostok" rescue center told RIA Novosti.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Vice President of the Primorsky Sailing Federation Evgeny Khromchenko said on his Facebook page that a vessel under the flag of North Korea had detained a yacht with athletes from Russia's Far Eastern Primorsky Territory.

"The [Elfin] yacht was detained by the coast guard [of North Korea]. The crew is fine," the representative said.

Russian Far Eastern transport authorities have confirmed that the yacht had been detained, saying that it was in neutral waters at the time of the incident.

Regional representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti that they were looking into the incident and had informed the Russian consulate in North Korea of the yacht's detention.


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