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UN sanctioned ship leaves China, appears near Taiwan
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UN sanctioned ship leaves China, appears near Taiwan

Vessel apparently remains relatively active despite UN designation

UN sanctioned ship leaves China, appears near Taiwan
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 26, 2018
North Korean ship arrives at Chinese port capable of handling bulk
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North Korean ship arrives at Chinese port capable of handling bulk

Vessel was formerly tied to sanctions evasion networks in Hong Kong

North Korean ship arrives at Chinese port capable of handling bulk
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 23, 2018
Ship with links to North Korea’s weapon smugglers returns to South Korea
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Ship with links to North Korea’s weapon smugglers returns to South Korea

Vessel used to visit North Korea in 2016, linked to China-based sanctions evasion networks

Ship with links to North Korea’s weapon smugglers returns to South Korea
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 19, 2018
Panama details North Korea sanctions enforcement in maritime sector
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Panama details North Korea sanctions enforcement in maritime sector

Panama says it deregistered nine vessels from its maritime registry over sanctions concerns

Panama details North Korea sanctions enforcement in maritime sector
Hamish MacdonaldHamish Macdonald December 18, 2018
Sanctioned North Korean ship returns to Chinese bulk port
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Sanctioned North Korean ship returns to Chinese bulk port

Vessel and its owner are both sanctioned by the U.S.

Sanctioned North Korean ship returns to Chinese bulk port
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 14, 2018
Sanctioned Russian vessel leaves South Korea after finding fuel provider
Analysis

Sanctioned Russian vessel leaves South Korea after finding fuel provider

Previous reports indicated South Korean fuel suppliers were wary of U.S. sanctions

Sanctioned Russian vessel leaves South Korea after finding fuel provider
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 9, 2018
North Korea’s sanctioned ships take to international waters
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North Korea’s sanctioned ships take to international waters

Numerous vessels currently or formerly under UN sanctions appear on tracking systems

North Korea’s sanctioned ships take to international waters
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 6, 2018
Ship sanctioned for North Korean coal smuggling docks in China
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Ship sanctioned for North Korean coal smuggling docks in China

Vessel prohibited from entering foreign ports under international sanctions

Ship sanctioned for North Korean coal smuggling docks in China
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 3, 2018
Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities
Analysis

Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities

Traffic in 2018 is reduced when visually compared to the previous year, however

Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities
Hamish MacdonaldHamish Macdonald | Leo Byrne November 30, 2018
North Korean tanker returns from Russia, seemingly empty handed
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North Korean tanker returns from Russia, seemingly empty handed

Visit is the second time the tanker has been in the region since October

North Korean tanker returns from Russia, seemingly empty handed
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne November 28, 2018