February 22, 2024

Japan reports new evidence of ongoing North Korean sanctions evasion at sea

The An San 1 continues to be involved in reported STS transfers off the coast of China

The Japanese Government on Thursday published further evidence of ongoing ship-to-ship (STS) transfers involving North Korean vessels in violation of existing UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions against the country.

The transfer appears to have taken place on the afternoon of January 18 in the East China Sea around 410 kilometers off the coast of Shanghai, Tokyo said.