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Japan: See inside the mysterious 'North Korean ghost ships'02:11

Japan: See inside the mysterious 'North Korean ghost ships'

Japan, Wajima
December 8, 2015 at 14:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

In the last two months at least 12 mysterious wooden ships have been found drifting along the coast of Japan. Ruptly sent a cameraman to investigate two of the 12 boats located at a harbour in Wajima, Tuesday.

In total 22 bodies have been found inside the boats, dubbed the 'North Korean ghost ships' after Japanese officials discovered an inscription written in the Hangul language on the hull of one of the boats that read: "Korean's People's Army."

Japanese officials believe that the boats are North Korean fishing vessels and the bodies found on board were North Korean fishermen who strayed too far from the coast in search of fish and died of starvation. The bodies were reportedly 'partially skeletised,' suggesting that the ships had been at sea for a long period before being found or washing ashore in Japan.

Japan: See inside the mysterious 'North Korean ghost ships'02:11
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In the last two months at least 12 mysterious wooden ships have been found drifting along the coast of Japan. Ruptly sent a cameraman to investigate two of the 12 boats located at a harbour in Wajima, Tuesday.

In total 22 bodies have been found inside the boats, dubbed the 'North Korean ghost ships' after Japanese officials discovered an inscription written in the Hangul language on the hull of one of the boats that read: "Korean's People's Army."

Japanese officials believe that the boats are North Korean fishing vessels and the bodies found on board were North Korean fishermen who strayed too far from the coast in search of fish and died of starvation. The bodies were reportedly 'partially skeletised,' suggesting that the ships had been at sea for a long period before being found or washing ashore in Japan.

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