Friday Squid Blogging: North Korean Squid Fisherman Found Dead in Boats
I don’t know if you’ve been following the story of the boats full of corpses that have been found in Japanese waters:
Over the past two months, at least 12 wooden boats have been found adrift or on the coast, carrying chilling cargo—the decaying bodies of 22 people, police and Japan’s coast guard said.
All the bodies were “partially skeletonized”—two were found without heads—and one boat contained six skulls, the coast guard said. The first boat was found in October, then a series of boats were found in November.
Writing on the boats suggests that they are from North Korea, and there’s other evidence that they strayed into Japanese waters hunting squid:
Squid fishing equipment found in the boats suggest that the bodies could be of fisherman from food-short North Korea who have been increasingly entering Japanese waters to hunt squid…
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.