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GOJ reports suspected ship-to-ship transfer involving North Korean tanker

  • June 28, 2018
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Yomiuri wrote that the GOJ announced on Wednesday that a North Korean tanker and a ship of unknown nationality are suspected of involvement in ship-to-ship transfer of goods in international waters in the East China Sea on June 21 and 22. This is the seventh time the GOJ has reported to the United Nations a suspected ship-to-ship transfer involving the DPRK. According to MOFA, a UN panel on sanctions on North Korea designated the Yu Phyong 5, the North Korean-flagged tanker involved in the transfer, as a vessel subject to the sanctions. The paper noted that the other ship was carrying a flag similar China’s. Sankei and Nikkei ran similar reports.

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