North Korean 'ghost ships' reveal desperation for food and funds

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Large number of fishing boats washing up in Japan, sometimes with dead or missing crews, suggests life under regime is forcing them further out to sea

Japan is stepping up patrols along its northern coast after a dramatic spike in the arrival of North Korean boats, as fishing crews venture further out to sea to secure bigger catches for their impoverished country.

Police said 28 North Korean boats had washed ashore or been found adrift in November, a steep rise on the four vessels discovered in the same month last year.

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