Russia and North Korea for the first time opened the passenger Maritime traffic. It is carried out between the ports of Rajin and Vladivostok. To run on the route will be the North Korean ship Man Gyong Bong. On Thursday morning, may 18, the ship performed the first test flight, arrived at the port of Vladivostok, reports Japanese newspaper Nikkei.
The boat docked at eight in the morning. During the stay of the vessel in the port the territory of the marine of the harbour was cordoned off due to the unattended object, according to Primamedia.ru.
The guards do not let the residents and guests of the city to the ground in front of the passenger terminal, reports RIA “Vostok-Media”. “To avoid the risk for the citizens of the area was cordoned off. Conducted anti-terrorist activities that involve many structures, including Regardie,” said Primamedia.ru in UT Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on DFO.
Passengers produce to the city through the basement of the station. The press is forced to watch from afar, informs television channel “Vesti Primorye”.
All, according to media reports, on Board were more than 40 passengers. Mostly Chinese citizens – tourists and representatives of travel agencies, which includes a visit to the North Korean cities of Rajin and Vladivostok, Primorye, reports the website of the Primorsky territory administration.
It is expected that in Vladivostok, the tourists will be visiting the major sights, after which land will go to Hunchun, and representatives of the travel agencies will take part in the events of the Third Pacific tourism forum, which today began its work.
On the way back the ship will leave Friday evening, may 19. It is expected that in the future sea traffic between Vladivostok and Regina will become regular. The ship will operate the new route once a week to Vladivostok, the ship will arrive on Wednesdays, and the reverse route will be operated on Fridays.
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