ICELAND: The Codfish War

Sweeping through a subarctic fog one morning last week, the Icelandic patrol boats Maria Julia and Thor bore down on a pair of British trawlers that had dropped their nets within seven miles of Iceland's coast. The Icelanders had succeeded in getting nine men aboard the trawler Northern Foam when the British frigate Eastbourne charged at flank speed onto the scene. The nine boarders were quickly subdued, bundled into a motor launch and ferried back to Thor. But Thor's skipper refused to accept them, on grounds that the British had used coercion...

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