"Korean Fishing Boat Operating Near Dokdo Seized by Japan"
At about 8:30 this morning, the Deokyang-ho, an 89-ton, gill-net fishing boat operating out of Port Guryong in Pohang City, was siezed by a Japanese Maritime Authority fishery inspection ship while operating in waters 115 kilometers southeast of Dokdo and was tolled to Port Sakai in Tottori Prefecture.
The Japanese Maritime Authority is investigating whether the Deokyang-ho--with its 9-men crew, including the captain--had crossed over about one kilometer into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Pohang maritime police are trying to determine the exact circumstances of the seizure.
Korean Fishing Boat Seized by Japanese Patrol Boat
The following is my translation of a May 18 report on Korea's MBC News: