April 21, 2021

‘North Korean’ oil tanker near Libya unlikely DPRK owned

The oil tanker that approached the Es-Sider terminal in Lybia was likely flying a North Korean 'Flag of Convenience'

An oil tanker currently near Libya and flying a North Korean flag is likely carrying a "flag of convenience," an analyst at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Thursday.

The North Korea flagged vessel, which failed to dock at Libya's Es-Sider terminal on Tuesday, was now circling nearby waters according to a Libyan navy statement published by Reuters Wednesday.