September 28, 2020

Hong Kong company’s DPRK-flagged tanker conducted ship-to-ship transfer: Japan

The Mu Bong 1 has been recommended by the U.S. Treasury and a UN panel for suspected sanctions-busting activities

Updated Nov. 28 at 12:35 KST to include additional ownership details on the vessel provided by Equasis.

A Hong Kong company-owned, North Korean-flagged oil tanker was photographed earlier this month conducting what was suspected to be a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer in violation of UN sanctions, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reported late Tuesday.