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Re: Strange tale from East China Sea
At 05:22 PM 12/22/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> >From the photographs I've seen so far, and the descriptions of the incident
>that I've read (here and elsewhere), it certainly appears to be a DPRK
>It is interesting to note that the reported location in which the vessel was
>sighted, its subsequent evasive actions, and attempted escape route match -
>almost identically - an incident on 24 April 1985. In that case, however,
>DPRK infiltration vessel was able to escape as it was able to outrun JSDF
>Navy and Coast Guard vessels.
>Previous DPRK infiltration vessels operating in this area have been assigned
>to the KWP's ³Namp¹o Liaison Office². Given what is known of this incident,
>and previous practices, it is likely that this vessel departed Namp¹o
>sometime during 13-18 December and followed what is known as the "Southern
>Seaborne Infiltration Route" south to its assigned operating area.
>Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
>PGP public key available on request
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