Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Skeletons found on 'ghost ship' washed up in Japan

Japanese authorities are trying to identify eight people whose partially skeletonised remains were found on a wooden boat that washed up on a beach.

The discovery took place in the northern Akita prefecture.

It comes days after a group of men claiming to be North Korean fishermen washed onshore in the same area.

Crew-less boats or vessels with bodies on board, known as "ghost ships" and thought to be North Korean fishing boats, regularly wash up in Japan.

They have usually been found on the western coast, which faces North Korea.

BBC      News.