North Korean Ghost Boats, in Deadly Hunt for Fish, Wash Up in Japan

Unidentified wooden boat which was found in the sea off Noto Peninsula, is seen in Wajima

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – Fishing boats carrying decomposed corpses have washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks, leading to speculation they are rickety North Korean vessels that have strayed dangerously far from port under the impoverished nation’s push to boost its catch.