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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russians Rescue Sailors

MOSCOW -- The crew of a Russian cargo ship rescued three North Korean fishermen who had been adrift off the Korean peninsula in their small boat for nearly two weeks, Itar-Tass reported Tuesday.


A rescue official in the Far East city of Vladivostok said the North Koreans had been picked up 170 kilometers from the coast Monday and were being taken to Wonsan, a port on North Korea's eastern seaboard.


The fishermen had been adrift for 13 days because the engine on their vessel broke down.