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    No Communication With Crew of Yacht Detained by North Korea

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    There is currently no communication with the crew of the yacht carrying Primorye athletes that was detained by the North Korean coast guard, a regional representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti.

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) – Earlier, it was reported that North Korea’s coast guard had detained the Elfin yacht carrying athletes from Russia’s Far Eastern Primorsky Territory. Russian Far Eastern transport authorities said that the yacht was in neutral waters at the time of the incident.

    "There is no communication with the crew right now. Information on whether the yacht has reached North Korea will be promptly provided to the maritime rescue coordination center in Vladivostok," a regional representative said in the early hours of Saturday.

    A spokesman of the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang told RIA Novosti that the embassy was working on clarifying the situation.

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