Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
June 19, Tuesday 2018 2:06 PM       

       HEADLINES: Important info in box found near Jasna's house                                              Strong action against ADGP's daughter if her complaint is fake: Behera                                              Minister hospitalised on day seven of strike                                              Four Assam rifles jawans killed in Nagaland                                              Delhi HC asks who authorised Kejriwal's sit-in at LG's office                                              Three killed, 100 injured in Japan earthquake                                              Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row                                              Messi regrets missing penalty against Iceland                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: Saudi women enter stadium for first time to watch soccer  
       S Korea to install artificial reefs with N Korea
 
         Posted on :09:55:16 Jan 13, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:09:55:16 Jan 13, 2018
         Tags: S Korea, install artificial reefs, N Korea
 
Seoul [South Korea]: South Korea on Saturday announced that it will install artificial reefs near the western maritime border with North Korea, to prevent illegal fishing by Chinese ships.
 
The Yonhap news agency quoted the Incheon Metropolitan City provincial government saying that artificial reefs will be installed around the country's north-western islands in the Yellow Sea, located near the disputed maritime border of Northern Limit Line (NLL), which officially acts as the de facto maritime boundary between North and South Korea.
 
The South Korean government and Incheon provincial government have placed an order of about 800 artificial reefs, which range in size from 2 tons to 53.5 tons.
 
The artificial reefs are man-made underwater structures, which are almost similar to natural reefs for protecting marine resources. They are also effective in preventing illegal trawling.
 
Chinese ships have taken advantage of the rising tensions between the two Koreas. South Korean coastguards does not actively crack down on Chinese ships, near the NLL, since it could trigger an accidental clash with North Korea.
 
In July last year, North Korea condemned the decision of erecting artificial reef structures, as a part of Seoul's military provocations against Pyongyang's maritime demarcation line.
 
The decision of erecting man-made reefs near the NLL by South Korea, comes at a time when the two Koreas agreed to sit down and hold military talks, in what was the first time in two years, in order to solve their border tensions.
 
The rare high-level talks come amid the increasing tension between the two countries as South Korea seized a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker returning after allegedly transferring oil to North Korea a few days ago. American satellites had reportedly spotted Chinese ships, suspected of selling oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October.
 
North Korea is also under tough international sanctions imposed by the UN over the launch of three intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other nuclear tests conducted in the last year. (
A A
       WORLD
Next Article: Saudi women enter stadium for first time to watch soccer
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row  
Three killed, 100 injured in Japan earthquake  
Afghan President announces ceasefire extension with Taliban  
US man convicted for murder of Indian-origin student  
Man sneaks into Sharif's wife's room in London Hospital  
Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python  
Indians with advanced degrees may have to wait 151 years for green card  
US imposes 25% import tax on Chinese products  
Trump says Mueller's Russia investigation 'totally discredited'  
Pakistan Taliban chief killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan  
Yemen rebel attack kills 12 soldiers south of Hodeida  
North Korea airs video of Kim Jong-un's Singapore visit  
Swiss court frees Tamil Tiger bankers  
Libya militia attacks oil facility in east: military official  
Imran Khan's nomination papers challenged  
US-N Korea summit should set example for India-Pak peace talk: Shehbaz  
Kim promises complete denuclearisation in return for security guarantees from Trump  
Sirisena inducts 7 ministers, including a Tamil from Jaffna  
Nepal Cabinet approves projects with China  
Nawaz Sharif's lawyer steps down amid corruption cases  
Modi says meeting with Xi will add further vigour to India-China ties  
Trump trades easy banter with allies but differences persist  
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Qingdao to attend SCO summit  
Trump says 'looking forward' to resolving trade disputes at G7  
Fight against IS will step up during Afghan truce: US general  
 
Do you think electric bus will be a success in Kerala?
Yes
 
No
 
No opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy