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Russia says yacht detained by North Korea

An unnamed Russian embassy official in Pyongyang told TASS news agency that a Russian yacht was detained by North Korean coastguards as it was sailing from the South Korean port of Busan to VladivostokA Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan and towed in to land with five crew members on board, Russian officials said Saturday. “The North Korean side has communicated that the yacht has been taken to the port of Kimchaek,” Igor Agafonov, a foreign ministry official in Russia’s far-eastern city of Vladivostok told state-run RIA Novosti news agency. Earlier an unnamed official at the Russian embassy in Pyongyang told TASS news agency that the sailboat Elfin was detained by North Korean coastguards late Friday with five people on board as it was sailing from a competition in the South Korean port of Busan to Vladivostok.

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