September 26, 2020

Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas

How DPRK vessels use different flags to circumvent the May 4 sanctions

Vessels that appear to be directly controlled by North Korea are making use of South Korean ports and waterways, using numerous techniques to skirt around measures put in place after the sinking of the Cheonan in 2010, an NK News investigation can reveal.

Trade interactions between the two Koreas should be almost non-existent after former President Lee Myong Bak issued the May 4 sanctions.