October 7, 2019 / 10:40 AM / 2 months ago

Japan rescues 60 crew from North Korean fishing vessel following collision

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has rescued about 60 North Korean crew members from fishing vessel that sank after colliding with a Japanese patrol boat that was chasing it out of Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), public broadcaster NHK said.

All North Korean crew members who abandoned the fishing vessel have been rescued, NHK reported, without saying where it obtained the information.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Toby Chopra

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