February 21, 2024

Japan reports two possible North Korean sanctions breaches at sea

Tokyo releases images of further suspected ship-to-ship oil transfers in East China Sea

The Japanese Government published images on Wednesday showing a North Korean tanker likely involved in two prohibited ship-to-ship (STS) transfers in the East China Sea on June 21 and June 22.

The North Korean vessel - the Yu Phyong 5 - was photographed alongside a vessel of unknown origin on both days.