West Sea


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West Sea:

see Yellow SeaYellow Sea
or Huanghai
[yellow sea], arm of the Pacific Ocean, between China and Korea, where it is called the West Sea. It has a maximum depth of 500 ft (152 m). Bohai, Korea Bay (or West Korea Bay), and the Liaodong Gulf are its major inlets.
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It was in the part of the West Sea that is closer to the Chinese coast than South Korea.
It's sad to continue to see a string of tragic incidents due to illegal fishing by Chinese trawlers in our exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Sea.
In the meantime, I would like to invite North West Sea Fisheries Committee members to visit the area to see the impact of their decision.
The two Koreas had run three undersea cables each in the East and West seas -- one for telephone, one for fax and the remaining ones for backup.
The officials also added the trade was taking place in the part of West Sea which was closer to China than South Korea.
The Yellow Sea, which the two Koreas call the West Sea, was the site of two deadly naval clashes in 1999 and 2002 that resulted in heavy casualties on both sides.
SEOUL, Ramadan 12, 1432, Aug 12, 2011, SPA -- South Korea's navy rescued three North Korean fishing boats and seven fishermen after the vessels drifted over a disputed border in the West Sea, a military official from the South said on Friday, according to Reuters.
North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of rounds of artillery toward South Korean waters and an island near the tense west sea border, leaving at least four South Korean soldiers wounded, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the South's military.
For serious North West sea anglers it's a great way to spend a few days on the boat.
The Korea Coast Guard's West Sea division spotted the large group of 60-80 ton vessels flying Chinese flags 98 kilometers west of Gageodo Island in Sinan-gun, South Jeolla Province, early Tuesday.
The unnamed spokesman said the call by Seoul to preserve the so-called Northern Limit Line "cannot be construed otherwise than a declaration of confrontation and a war drumbeat aimed to turn the West Sea of Korea into a theatre for escalating the confrontation with compatriots," the official Korean Central News Agency reported.
Pyongyang has also shown signs that it is preparing additional missile tests in the West Sea, said Yonhap News Agency.