South Korea: North Korean Olympic ferry arrives in South Korea

A North Korean ferry arrived in the South Korean port of Donghae on Tuesday, carrying a group of North Korean musicians and their entourage for performances ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The Mangyongbong-92 ship was carrying the Samjiyon art troupe, which includes a 140-piece orchestra, as it arrived at Donghae’s Mukho port. The ship’s arrival was enabled by Seoul... Еще temporarily lifting a ban on North Korean ships, in a move geared towards the hosting of the Olympics. Protesters gathered at the port to rally against the ship’s arrival. Seoul prohibited all North Korean ships from entering its ports and halted most inter-Korean exchanges in 2010, after an attack on a South Korean navy warship, which killed 46 sailors. North Korea denied all involvement in the incident.

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