Russia Opens Fire On North Korean 'Fishing Vessel' In Sea Of Japan; 1 Dead, 9 Injured

Tyler Durden's picture

As tensions escalate in and around Syria, Russia just added another straw to the camel's back of 'proxy' wars between Washington and the rest. One Russian border patrol officer and nine North Korean fishermen were injured after Russian border patrol was forced to open fire during inspection of a North Korean fishing vessel whose crew resisted search, behaved aggressively, and tried to flee.

One of the injured fishermen later died in the hospital.

The incident happened on Friday evening at 22:20 Moscow time (19:20 GMT) in Russia’s exclusive economic zone in the country’s Far East, according to the FSB statement, released online on Saturday. The term "exclusive economic zone" describes an area of coastal water in a certain distance from the country’s shore, where the respective state has exclusive rights for fishing and other economic activities.

According to Federal Security Service website statement:

“During the search and control activities, [Russian border guards] found illegally-obtained water bio resources on board the vessel. The ship’s crew behaved aggressively towards members of the search group, refusing to comply with legal requirements.”

As RT reports, the vessel had 48 North Korean crew members on board.

After a search group was dispatched to the vessel, the ship attempted to leave Russia’s exclusive economic zone towards North Korea, FSB announced.


The Russian border guard vessel fired several “warning shots to stop” the North Korean ship, yet the vessel still continued its maneuver.


The crew of the North Korean vessel also tried to attack the FSB members already on board their vessel. As a result “one of the members of the search team sustained a head injury.”


In the immediate aftermath Russian FSB agents fired shots at the North Korean crew to prevent them from “obtaining weapons” from the border guards and further “harming them.”


“Nine crew members of the intruder-ship were injured, one of them later died,” the FSB stated.


After treating the injured, the North Korean crew was taken to the Russian border guard ships.


The FSB also noted that the injured North Koreans from the vessel will be taken to different Russian ports in the region.


The FSB has already “informed the Consulate General of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the [Russian] city of Vladivostok on the use of weapons and the measures undertaken.”

Presumably Washington will have something to say about this 'deplorable act of violence', condemning the actions and carefully sidestepping its 'self-defense' bombing of Yemen... because "that's different."

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buzzsaw99's picture

north korea? nobody cares.

813kml's picture

So for once the Russians really DID do it.

buzzsaw99's picture

the russians are about to get fish slapped by an angry n. korea.

stacking12321's picture

the norks had no choice but to try to flee.

if they had come back empty handed, they would've been executed by anti-aircraft gun

filmmaker's picture
filmmaker (not verified) stacking12321 Oct 15, 2016 4:21 PM

My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do...

Loftie's picture
Loftie (not verified) filmmaker Oct 15, 2016 7:05 PM

The truth about the conflict with Russia NO ONE dares to reveal.

NoDecaf's picture

This is a perfect oppotunity for the NSA to shut down North Korea's internet, every single smart phone, tablet and ATM machine will go dark and they can blame it on Putin...

philipat's picture

Hey Loftie, previously known as mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot and others. Lance-a-lot got banned very quickly so time to re-use another old persona (non grata)?

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments, which are deliberately dramatic to encourage people to click on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

tuetenueggel's picture

One never should discuss anything with idiots.

Wasted warm air.

eatthebanksters's picture

If Obozo can use this to distract from Wikileaks, he will.

bonin006's picture

If they had asked nicely, the Russians probably would have sent them to Germany or France where they could get asylum.

any_mouse's picture

What are "water bio resources"? Fish? Shrimp? Crabs? Algae? Kelp?

Because killing for fish seems drastic. </sarc>

Gold...Bitches's picture

The reason it sounds drastic is that the Russians are doing something the USA does not - protect their borders and areas they control from illegal aliens and/or poachers.

The Blank Stare's picture

Imagine if Japan had done this and fired upon the Norks. They'd be made to apologize by the Moral globalists for the next 2 hundreds years.

TxExPat's picture

Nooks are known for Drug Manfacturing/Smuggling.  Russians generally disapprove of that sort of behavior.  Even no drugs were found (only fish apparently), acting suspicious and trying to run from the local Coast Guard is likely to get you shot at in any part of the world...


tuetenueggel's picture

Morons also sometimes live in waters.

See the Great lakes in summer.

Full of US and Canadian Morons.

Kidbuck's picture

Don't forget, they are the JV team.

llessur_one's picture

Kim young fuck knows better than that

Verlorenes Geld's picture

Just what the HELL are " illegally-obtained water bio resources "

ipso_facto's picture

'Just what the HELL are " illegally-obtained water bio resources "'  My best guess would be 'fish' but it is hard to say what sea products North Koreans might eat.

Uchtdorf's picture

Hey, fish are people, too!

Lorca&#039;s Novena's picture


I know, its getting old. lolzzzz

king leon's picture

I think this is a dastardly ploy concocted by Russia and N Korea. N Korea will now retaliate with a Nuclear strike on Russia that will veer woefully off coarse and hit the Pentagon. /sarc

Vageling's picture

Considering Uncle Kim... I think the sailors are in big trouble. And they'll probably dissapear. Glorious leader don't want to lose his "allies'.

JRobby's picture

Poachers get shot. It happens everywhere. Especially if they are non cooperative/fleeing.

Non event.

Escrava Isaura's picture

What? No event?

Libertarians here should be outraged of such imperialistic behavior by another rogue state.

Nail gun, or something like that on Putin, immediately.


Blackfox's picture

They should thank themselves that they was not delivering food and medical aid to the Palestinians and getting stopped by the Israelis....

booboo's picture

The norks were not trying resist, they were trying to eat the Russian

cowdiddly's picture

They better be glad the Russians got to them first.

KIM: What is this bio resources shit? Am I supposed to eat fucking seaweeds with my rice and Kimchi? That's all the fish you caught mofo?


EddieLomax's picture

Yep, that's one desperate country, the end product of socialism.

I expect they are currently more worried about how they are going to be treated at home rather than what the Russians will do to them.

Escrava Isaura's picture

North Korea socialist?

This notion that Kim Jong-un is a socialist instead of con running a cult in North Korea lack common sense and reasoning. North Korea is more like the Old Testament’s style: endless praise and endless adherence to arbitrary rules, all at the whim of an individual.“#t=0m53s


RafterManFMJ's picture

And saving the best for last, we have broiled Russian body pieces as the pièce de résistance...

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The whole story stinks and sounds fishy to me.

francis scott falseflag's picture


You're up.

We didn't want to wake you.

The central planners's picture

Yeah Washington cares about this incident because they were not normal North Koreans they were "moderate North Koreans". Lets starts WW3

bugs_'s picture

best korea will destroy them

localsavage's picture

I could do without Hillary being in charge during a crisis like this.

Handful of Dust's picture


She might:

1) collapse;

2) have a seizure;

3) fall back into her "Benghazi" sleep.

After all, God knows, Hillary NEEDS her beauty sleep!


CheapBastard's picture


She might be busy swatting flies or composing another 33,000 emails about her yoga pants.


onthesquare's picture

Thanks,  Hitlery in yoga pants.  Now I have a mental image of a slimy camel toe and will not likely sleep well for a week. 

tuetenueggel's picture

point 3)


Then she would have to sleep about 500 years at least.

Hillarys Server's picture

She would have to nap for three days to prepare a response.

And then she'd say the Russian guy doesn't have the right temperament to be a border guard.

And inappropriately sat next to a girl in first class thirty years ago.

Saying stuff like that is all she knows how to do, besides killing people and falling over and being an all-around she-devil.

Knob Creek's picture

It's ok to call her a vile cunt.....

Ignatius's picture

Someone needs to inform North Korea that our crisis calendar is full, but perhaps we can find a spot for her next year.