North Korean ship sails with Kiribati flag, loiters near Shanghai
The case is the latest in a series of unusual DPRK vessel broadcasts and voyages
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that UN sanctions prohibit DPRK vessels from flying so-called “flags of convenience”. UN sanctions may only prohibit this practice if the 1718 Committee has reasonable grounds to believe vessels “are or have been related to nuclear- or ballistic missile-related programmes or activities prohibited by resolutions”.
A North Korean vessel headed to China recently broadcast its location with a Kiribati flag, the NK Pro ship tracker showed, in the latest occurrence of DPRK vessels traveling while signaling unusual information to tracking networks.
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