November 26, 2022

North Korean ship seized for sanctions violations leaves American Samoa

Wise Honest has been scrapped, with proceeds going to parents of Otto Warmbier: media

A North Korean-flagged ship seized by U.S. authorities earlier in the year for violations of international sanctions departed American Samoa earlier in the week, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Wise Honest, which has been held in Pago Pago, American Samoa since May, left the port under tow and will now be transferred to its new owner, whose identity was not publicly revealed in the statement.