Wooden boat washes ashore in Akita
NHK -- Nov 27
Police are investigating a wooden boat that has washed ashore in northeastern Japan. This comes as several boats believed to be from the Korean Peninsula have been found in Akita Prefecture this month.

Police say they received a report of a boat drifting off the city of Oga at around 8:30 AM on Sunday. The unmanned vessel was found on a beach a few hours later. An 8-digit number was visible on its hull.

Police say they received a report of what appeared to be a wooden vessel drifting near the beach last Friday.

A boat carrying 8 men who said they sailed from a North Korean port washed ashore in the city of Yurihonjo on Thursday. It went missing on Saturday.

26日、秋田県男鹿市の海岸に木造船が漂着しているのが見つかりました。秋田県内では、23日に北朝鮮のものとみられる木造船が流れ着いています。 午前8時半すぎ、男鹿市の海岸に木造船が漂着していると近くの住民から通報がありました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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