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Russia's Far East: Final resting place of North Korean fishing boats

Vladivostok, Russia’s largest port city, is located 9,500 kilometers (5,903 miles) to the east of Moscow. Within close proximity to it is the 17-km-long (10.5-mile) border along the Tumen River separating Russia from North Korea. North Korean fish poachers often end up on Russian shores due to storms and fog. This coastal beach is home to the final resting area of many North Korean boats…

Yuri Smityuk

Vladivostok, Russia’s largest port city, is located 9,500 kilometers (5,903 miles) to the east of Moscow. Within close proximity to it is the 17-km-long (10.5-mile) border along the Tumen River separating Russia from North Korea. North Korean fish poachers often end up on Russian shores due to storms and fog. This coastal beach is home to the final resting area of many North Korean boats…
This boat cemetery emerged 250 km (155 miles) from Vladivostok, along the Far East Maritime Biosphere Reserve. It occupies approximately 10% of Peter the Great Gulf, the southernmost warm-water areas of Russia’s Far East seas.

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This boat cemetery emerged 250 km (155 miles) from Vladivostok, along the Far East Maritime Biosphere Reserve. It occupies approximately 10% of Peter the Great Gulf, the southernmost warm-water areas of Russia’s Far East seas.
This reserve is unique in that 98% of its area is covered by sea.

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This reserve is unique in that 98% of its area is covered by sea.
It is composed of four protected zones. In the eastern part, a strict preservation area is enforced where it is forbidden to remove any items, especially plants or animals. Meanwhile, the northern part is open to expedition: a museum for wildlife preservation and a botanical garden containing rare plants are open to visitation.

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It is composed of four protected zones. In the eastern part, a strict preservation area is enforced where it is forbidden to remove any items, especially plants or animals. Meanwhile, the northern part is open to expedition: a museum for wildlife preservation and a botanical garden containing rare plants are open to visitation.
The cemetery of North Korean poacher boats is located 17 km (10.5 miles) up the coastal sandbar of the peninsula of the so-called False Island.

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The cemetery of North Korean poacher boats is located 17 km (10.5 miles) up the coastal sandbar of the peninsula of the so-called False Island.
The name accentuates this place’s peculiarity: during strong low tides, the island becomes a peninsula.

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The name accentuates this place’s peculiarity: during strong low tides, the island becomes a peninsula.
The Russian-North Korean border // In the second half of the 19th century, several thousand Korean refugees and migrants crossed this border. The majority of ethnic Koreans who now live on the territory of Russia and CIS countries are their descendants.

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The Russian-North Korean border // In the second half of the 19th century, several thousand Korean refugees and migrants crossed this border. The majority of ethnic Koreans who now live on the territory of Russia and CIS countries are their descendants.
The border runs along the Tumen River. The settlement of Khasan is the closest populated area. Dozens of fishing boats and schooners lie on the riverbank. These are North Korean vessels that have been detained for poaching. Korean fishermen often illegally trespass over the border and lose their direction in the fog.

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The border runs along the Tumen River. The settlement of Khasan is the closest populated area. Dozens of fishing boats and schooners lie on the riverbank. These are North Korean vessels that have been detained for poaching. Korean fishermen often illegally trespass over the border and lose their direction in the fog.
After a crew is detained, they are sent back to their country. However, transporting boats is costly. That is why they remain on this riverbank in Russia.

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After a crew is detained, they are sent back to their country. However, transporting boats is costly. That is why they remain on this riverbank in Russia.
These are North Korean boats that are often detained for poaching. Fishermen often unintentionally cross the border between these two countries: it is very easy to go astray in the fog.

Yuri Smityuk

These are North Korean boats that are often detained for poaching. Fishermen often unintentionally cross the border between these two countries: it is very easy to go astray in the fog.
Russian border guards detain them, but almost instantly send them back to their homeland. It’s harder to transport their boats and costlier, too. That is why their fishing boats and schooners pass the rest of their days on Russian shores.

Yuri Smityuk

Russian border guards detain them, but almost instantly send them back to their homeland. It’s harder to transport their boats and costlier, too. That is why their fishing boats and schooners pass the rest of their days on Russian shores.
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24 January, 2014
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