Russian vessel and crew members,
including ROK nationals, return
July 28, 2019
o The Russian vessel ‘Xiang Hai Lin 8’ carrying two ROK nationals,
departed the North Korean Wonsan Port on July 27 at around 7 P.M., and
entered the South’s Sokcho Port on July 28 at around 1:12 P.M. North
Korean authorities cracked down on the vessel as it drifted in the
East Sea on July 17.
o All crew members, consisting of 15 Russians and two ROK
nationals, are on board. They are safely returning to the South 11
days after the North’s crackdown.
o The ROKG positively evaluates from a humanitarian perspective
that the North has safely returned the vessel and crew including our nationals.