Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Japanese Boat to Be Released

The Foreign Ministry said that Russia would return a Japanese fishing boat seized off the Pacific Coast last month, but there was no word on whether the crew of 17 would also be released.
Hoshin Maru 88
The ministry said it informed Japan that the Hoshin Maru 88, captured by the Coast Guard on June 3 and taken to a port on the Kamchatka Peninsula, would be returned in exchange for a fine that has not yet been determined. Japan's Foreign Ministry said Friday that it had filed a complaint with an international maritime court.

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