Another "ghost ship", suspected to be from North Korea, has washed ashore in Japan. The boat contained the remains of seven men, and a North Korean propaganda pin. 2017 saw the most ghost ships to arrive in Japan since data collection...Show More Summary
CNN reports on the rising tide of dead bodies and ghostly boats, arriving on Japanese shores from North Korea. For years, North Korean boats -- often dubbed "ghost ships" -- have been washing up on Japanese shores. But this year...
The large number of mysterious "ghost ships" arriving on Japan's shores raises questions about what to do with the bodies found on board. Thought to be North Korean fishermen, the bodies are often cremated and kept at shrines. However,...Show More Summary
A total of 83 unmanned vessels were discovered on Japanese beaches this year, either found empty or with only skeletons on board.
Prosecutors claim the two men created a “death trap” at the warehouse venue the night a deadly fire claimed 36 lives.
Two men will face trial on 36 counts each of involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship fire after an Alameda County Superior Court judge determined Thursday that there was sufficient evidence in the case. Prosecutors say Max Harris and Derick Almena created a firetrap at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. Show More Summary
An assistant fire marshal for Oakland testified Wednesday that she believes a fault or failure in the electrical system started the deadly blaze, although the cause of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire was never officially determined. Assistant...Show More Summary
An unknown woman sitting at the bottom of the stairs of Oakland, California’s Ghost Ship artist collective reportedly told party guests to remain in the burning warehouse and chanted “This is the will of the spirits of the forests” as the fatal December 2016 blaze tore through the building....
“It was honestly like a horror movie,” a former resident testified in court on Tuesday.
Peter J. Brown Security, Asia Questions must be raised as to why Japan has not intercepted North Korean vessels more aggressively, or protested China's role in their appearance. The announcement by the Japanese Coast Guard that it has...Show More Summary
Dozens of ships containing dead bodies have washed up in Japan recently. All the evidence indicates that the "ghost ships" are coming from North Korea. It isn't a new phenomenon, but is happening more and more often. One expert toldShow More Summary
Japanese police on Saturday arrested three North Korean crew members for suspected theft, a spokesman said, amid a fresh wave of North Korean "ghost ship" fishing vessels washing up in Japanese waters. The three were among the 10 North...Show More Summary
On the night of the fatal fire at Ghost Ship, party organizers blocked a passageway on the second floor of the Oakland warehouse with a “giant tent like” inflatable projection screen, the first witness in a preliminary hearing in the...Show More Summary
Los Angeles duo Chasms reflects on the anniversary of the Ghost Ship Fire. by Robert Ham S hannon Sky Madden and Jess Labrador of Chasms have gone through a lot of upheaval over the past year. The electro-pop duo relocated from the fertile...Show More Summary
Fishing vessels from North Korea keep washing up on Japan’s coastline.
Former residents of "Burnt Ramen," a punk performance venue and makeshift living space in Richmond, say they're continuing the fight to regain access to their home. It's been almost a year since Richmond code enforcement officials red-tagged the building, a measure taken in response to the devastating Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people.
A severe shortage of food and foreign currency as international sanctions bite are contributing to a fresh wave of North Korean "ghost ship" fishing vessels washing up in Japanese waters, analysts said. Exacerbating the phenomenon is...Show More Summary
The artists left Deathtrap in July, feeling betrayed by the city of San Francisco, which fractured their community. "If there’s a silver lining to being forced from their home, it’s that some of the former Deathtrap residents formed 30 West, a nonprofit that hopes to build a live-work place that won’t be shut down because […]
The tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland that killed 36 people happened a year ago tomorrow. 100% Silk was hosting a show at the warehouse at the time of the fire, and two artists associated with the electronic label died that night. Today, the label has announced a benefit compilation album called Silk To Dry…
Listen to Octo Octa’s contribution “Not Sure What to Do (Variation Zoning 4)”