North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast
The vessel appears to have been carrying iron banned for sale by UN sanctions
The DPRK-flagged Chong Bong sent a distress signal to Japan’s 8th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters due to “flooding of its freight storage” at 10:55 pm local time on May 21, according to Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato on Monday.
The freighter sank approximately 50 kilometers northeast of Dogojima island, Kato said during a press conference.
NK Pro confirmed with the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) on Monday that the Chong Bong sank at 2:32 pm
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