November 29, 2023

Japan publishes further evidence of North Korean ship-to-ship activity

DPRK vessel involved in illicit STS transfer was sanctioned by U.S. Treasury on Friday

The Japanese government on Tuesday published further evidence of North Korean vessels engaged in ship-to-ship (STS) transfers on the high seas, a practice prohibited by UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions.

The posts on multiple government websites include photographs of the STS transfer taking place on the morning of February 24 between a North Korean ship and a vessel flying a Maldives flag.