Tanker owned by N. Korea-linked sanctions evaders en route to smuggling hot spot
Oil tanker owned by well-known members of DPRK's illicit networks
An oil tanker owned by a company associated with North Korea’s arms smuggling and sanctions evasion operations is currently loitering in an area of ocean defined by Washington as a ship-to-ship transfer hot zone, the NK Pro ship tracker shows.
The tanker has broadcast its location twice in the same position to the east of Shanghai in April and May, which coincides with a patch of sea where North Korea has illegally imported oil at sea in contravention of UN resolutions.
The 4969-tonne tanker — called the Xin Hai — has also frequented ports which according
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