Running out of options, North Korea-linked ships change to Fijian flags
Fiji authorities deny issuing the flags, calling the registrations "fraudulent and illegal"
Two vessels appear to have changed flags from North Korea to Fiji recently, a move likely in tension with UN sanctions, analysis of a website claiming to be the Fijian ship registry and the NK Pro vessel tracker shows.
The ships are part of a wider migration of around 20 vessels linked to North Korea which joined the Fijian registry in the latter half of 2016.
But in an odd twist, the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) told NK Pro the vessels’ registrations were fake, and that it had not issued flags or documentation to the
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