Phoenix reporter leant from the relevant boat owners that thirteen days after the incident of the seizure of Chinese fishing boats by North Koreans, all the three seized boats and 29 seized crew have now been set free and are on their way back home. They will be back to Dalian before noon tomorrow the latest. Sources say that no ransom has been paid.
- North Koreans demand RMB1.2 million ransom for 3 Chinese fishing boats (chinadailymail.com)
- In the News – North Koreans accused of holding Chinese fishermen for ransom (mouonekorea.wordpress.com)
- North Korean Boat Hijacks Three Chinese Fishing Boats (freeinternetpress.com)