September 26, 2020

All change: North Korean ships reshuffle their identities

Over thirty DPRK fleet members have changed names, flags or ownership information in 2014

More than thirty members of the fleet visible on the NK News vessel tracker changed important vessel identifiers since the start of the year, according to data from Marine Traffic.

The DPRK ships appeared in Marine Traffic records with new Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers, indicating that they have been reflagged, renamed, or changed ownership.