February 21, 2024

Sierra Leone registers North Korea linked vessels in potential sanctions breach

Registrations come after Panama delists 20 vessels for their ties to the DPRK

Several vessels recently removed from Panama's ship registry have since been reflagged to Sierra Leone and are still operating, NK News can reveal, in a possible breach of UN resolutions.

On February 18, the Panama Maritime Authority released a circular saying it had deleted 20 vessels from its registry because of their ties to North Korea.