434 - 10/05 - Fines for Entering Territorial Waters - North Korea

A Club vessel was recently fined US$10,000 for intruding into the territorial waters of North Korea, while on passage to Nampo port (North Korea). According to the notice of fine, as issued by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the vessel was in violation of the ‘twelve mile navigation rule’ by passing the Changsan-got Cape at a distance of 6.5 nautical miles.

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Thomas Miller

Date24/03/2009

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