Japan coastguard officers inspect a battered wooden boat, which had eight dead bodies on board. The vessel was from North Korea and was spotted at a beach in Oga, in Japan's Akita prefecture. Photo: AFP

Japan coastguard rescuing more North Korean ‘ghost ships’ as sanctions, food shortages drive fishermen into farther waters

There have been multiple cases of vessels found packed full of bodies, with 18 corpses recovered so far this year

Topic |   North Korea

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Japan coastguard officers inspect a battered wooden boat, which had eight dead bodies on board. The vessel was from North Korea and was spotted at a beach in Oga, in Japan's Akita prefecture. Photo: AFP
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