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The Latest: Doomed sailboat had communications failures

The Latest: Doomed sailboat had communications failures

The Latest on the rescue of two women lost at sea since May (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The two women who spent nearly six months lost at sea attempted daily to communicate with the outside world. But adding to the doomed nature of the trip was complete communications failure. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava were trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti last May when their boat lost power and the masthead was damaged. Their boat drifted thousands of miles off course, and was found by a Taiwanese f…
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Indonesia court upholds seizure of illegal fishing vessel

Indonesia says it has won a two-year court battle that confirms the legality of the government’s seizure of a Thai vessel linked to human trafficking and illegal fishing in Indonesian waters. Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Susi Pudjiastuti said the “monumental” ruling from a court in Aceh province shows that governments can win in the fight against cross-border crime.- Pudjiastuti said in a statement this week the ministry plans to make the refrigerated cargo ship, Silver Sea 2, par…
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N. Korea says it will send back S. Korean fishing boat

North Korea sent back a South Korean fishing boat and its crew who Pyongyang says were detained for crossing the eastern sea border between the rivals. While the North’s state media said the decision was based on humanitarian grounds, experts said it wasn’t clear whether the repatriation reflected intentions to improve relations with the South amid heightened animosity over Pyongyang’s expanding nuclear program. The boat’s 10 crew members included not only South Koreans, but also three Vietname…
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