February 21, 2024

North Korea denies responsibility for oil-tanker near Libya

Tanker now cancelled from the DPRK ship registry, according to KCNA

North Korea has officially denied ownership of the Morning Glory oil tanker, which illegally loaded 234,000 barrels of oil from the rebel controlled al-Sidra oil terminal in Libya.

A spokesman for the North Korea’s Maritime Administration said that the vessel "has nothing to do with the DPRK at present and it has no responsibility whatsoever as regards the ship," via the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday.