One Russian yacht seized by North Korean Navy, another missing

Russian yacht NADEZHDA was seized by North Korean Coast Guard boat in Japan sea at around 1100 Vladivostok time (Moscow time + 7 hrs) Sep 10, for reasons unknown. Another yacht is missing, connection lost, in the same area. Both yacht were under way to South Korea, to participate in international yacht racing. Reportedly, yacht is under way, moving in North Korea coast direction.
It’s a third yacht seizure during 2016-2017 period: in June this year yacht Katalena was seized and held in North Korea for several days, in May last year yacht Elfin was seized. No explanations were given to those seizures, or to be more correct, hijacks. On photos yacht NADEZHDA and North Korean CG patrol boat.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.