North Korean fisherman drifting in the East Sea
Rescued and Sent Home
South Korea, at about 18:30 on June 24, rescued a 1.5-ton North Korean wooden ship(0- -96614), which was adrift 17 miles east of Jeongdongjin, Gangwon province, and sent home one fisherman aboard in the afternoon of June 26 through Panmunjeom.
South Korea notified North Korea in the afternoon of June 26 through a telegram in the name of the president of Korean Red Cross that they would send back the fisherman to the North within that day. In response to this, the North took appropriate measures for the return of the man.
A relevant government agency confirmed that the ship, which was in operation after leaving Dancheon port in Hamnam at around 12:30 on June 10, 2008, drifted south due to its engine trouble on June 11.