After over three year absence, six North Korean ships appear back in service
Three of the ships are tankers tied to AIS signals from the Korea Strait, indicating bicoastal oil movement
Correction: This article has been amended to correctly identify the Yu Jong 2, not the Yu Jong.
Six North Korean ships recently rebroadcast their locations after a three-year absence from international trackers, the NK Pro Ship Tracker shows.
Their reappearances following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions at North Korean ports may indicate new tasking and a trend of previously sanctioned ships re-appearing after a predetermined time offline.
Three of the ships are previously sanctioned tankers that broadcast their Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals from the narrow Korean Strait, the busy sea lane bridging the
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