October 06, 2022
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North Korean coal smuggling ship reappears after 3 years with stolen identity
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North Korean coal smuggling ship reappears after 3 years with stolen identity

Un Bong 2 appears to follow precedent by again flying Tanzania’s colors when moving illicit coal for Pyongyang

North Korean coal smuggling ship reappears after 3 years with stolen identity
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 6, 2022
Tanker tied to North Korean oil smuggling spoofed scrapped vessel: UN report
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Tanker tied to North Korean oil smuggling spoofed scrapped vessel: UN report

Investigators say Diamond 8’s latest identity also connected to other ships scrapped after moving fuel for Pyongyang

Tanker tied to North Korean oil smuggling spoofed scrapped vessel: UN report
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 30, 2022
North Korean tankers skipping COVID quarantine to deliver oil: UN report
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North Korean tankers skipping COVID quarantine to deliver oil: UN report

DPRK ships ‘rapidly’ conducting illicit transfers outside Nampho before returning to port, according to Panel of Experts

North Korean tankers skipping COVID quarantine to deliver oil: UN report
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 22, 2022
Canadian frigate embarks on North Korea sanctions monitoring mission
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Canadian frigate embarks on North Korea sanctions monitoring mission

HMCS Vancouver and two aircraft to patrol Indo-Pacific to counter illicit activities supporting DPRK’s weapons programs

Canadian frigate embarks on North Korea sanctions monitoring mission
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 21, 2022
Taiwanese firm’s ‘permissiveness’ undercuts North Korea sanctions: UN report
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Taiwanese firm’s ‘permissiveness’ undercuts North Korea sanctions: UN report

Investigators say Cheng Chiun Shipping Agency ‘inconsistent’ about alleged role in illicit oil procurement scheme

Taiwanese firm’s ‘permissiveness’ undercuts North Korea sanctions: UN report
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 20, 2022
North Korea scraps massive ‘motherships’ after using them to smuggle oil: Report
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North Korea scraps massive ‘motherships’ after using them to smuggle oil: Report

UN Panel of Experts identifies new tactic to destroy evidence as DPRK continues efforts to elude sanctions monitors

North Korea scraps massive ‘motherships’ after using them to smuggle oil: Report
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 16, 2022
Singapore charges three men over alleged oil transfer to North Korea
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Singapore charges three men over alleged oil transfer to North Korea

Police accuse the men of destroying evidence of a possible ship-to-ship transfer involving a Singaporean tanker in 2018

Singapore charges three men over alleged oil transfer to North Korea
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 16, 2022
North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report
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North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

DPRK has been filling ballasts with oil instead of water in likely dangerous tactic, member state tells Panel of Experts

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 14, 2022
China’s ‘largest’ customs port on North Korean border not ready despite ceremony
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China’s ‘largest’ customs port on North Korean border not ready despite ceremony

Satellite imagery shows construction still unfinished on long-delayed facility, as DPRK maintains COVID border controls

China’s ‘largest’ customs port on North Korean border not ready despite ceremony
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 13, 2022
North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data
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North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data

Beijing recently warned fishers to avoid North Korean waters, where violent clashes have sometimes taken place

North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang Bremer September 9, 2022
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