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The vessel had 48 North Korean crew members on board.
After a search group was dispatched to the vessel, the ship attempted to leave Russia’s exclusive economic zone towards North Korea, FSB announced.
The Russian border guard vessel fired several “warning shots to stop” the North Korean ship, yet the vessel still continued its maneuver.
The crew of the North Korean vessel also tried to attack the FSB members already on board their vessel. As a result “one of the members of the search team sustained a head injury.”
In the immediate aftermath Russian FSB agents fired shots at the North Korean crew to prevent them from “obtaining weapons” from the border guards and further “harming them.”
“Nine crew members of the intruder-ship were injured, one of them later died,” the FSB stated.
After treating the injured, the North Korean crew was taken to the Russian border guard ships.
originally posted by: Atsbhct
I think they would almost certainly side with Russia to oust Kim Jong Un and try their best to revamp North Korea.
originally posted by: Misterlondon
if things kicked off between Russia and N. Korea.. Would be interesting to see what stance China would take..
An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a sea zone prescribed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea over which a state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind. It stretches from the baseline out to 200 nautical miles (nmi) from its coast. In colloquial usage, the term may include the continental shelf. The term does not include either the territorial sea or the continental shelf beyond the 200 nmi limit. The difference between the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone is that the first confers full sovereignty over the waters, whereas the second is merely a "sovereign right" which refers to the coastal state's rights below the surface of the sea. The surface waters, as can be seen in the map, are international waters. Link
originally posted by: 727Sky
Well at least someone is serious about the territorial waters and borders.