Monday, August 20, 2007

Japanese Fishing Boat Returns After Release By Russia

A Japanese fishing boat seized by Russian coast guard authorities in June arrived at Hanasaki port in Nemuro, Hokkaido, with all of its 17 crew members aboard after being released Thursday.
Hoshin Maru
The Hoshin Maru No. 88 was seized by the Russian border patrol boat for inspections in waters east of the Kamchatka Peninsula on June 1 on allegations that it falsely reported its fish catch, while it was operating in Russia's exclusive economic zone with a permit from the country.

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