June 04, 2020

Sierra Leone says it is investigating North Korea-linked ships
News follows a report that Panama had deregistered vessels that were then flagged to Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMARAD) said it is investigating North Korea-linked vessels that may be registered with the organization in breach of UN resolutions.

Some countries allow foreign companies to purchase vessel registration documents and flags, the practice is generally not illegal though the DPRK is prohibited from doing so by the UN Security Council (UNSC).