May 22, 2024

27 North Korean ships detained at international ports this year: data

Inadequate navigation tools, fire alarms, and rescue boats listed as reasons in Tokyo MOU statistics

Almost 30 North Korean ships were detained at international ports so far this year for failing to meet regulatory standards, according to inspection data from the Tokyo MOU.

The data, which covers shipping data from the beginning of the year to November 28, saw the detention rate rebound for the first time in three years, with reasons cited including a lack of navigation tools, fire alarms, rescue boats, and pollution prevention equipment.

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