January 25, 2021

UN designates three vessels for suspected ship-to-ship oil transfers

New additions follow enhanced joint efforts at sea by U.S. and allies

The UN Security Council’s (UNSC) 1718 Committee on Tuesday adopted new North Korea-related designations against three vessels on suspicion of engaging in illegal ship-to-ship (STS) oil transfers.

The three tankers, the North Korea-flagged Kum Un San 3 and the Panama-flagged Shang Yuan Bao and New Regent, are subject to de-flagging and prohibited from entering the ports of UN member states in accordance with past UNSC sanctions resolutions, according to a press release.