The K Morning: the odd voyages of a suspected DPRK coal smuggler
Satellite imagery potentially captured the vessel loading coal before its most recent journey
A DPRK ship suspected of coal smuggling left North Korean waters earlier in the week, with satellite imagery of its likely port of origin showing a ship of similar physical characteristics docked at a coal terminal shortly before the vessel began its journey.
Previous NK Pro reports have tracked the North Korean-flagged K Morning’s odd journeys to waters near Shanghai, where the DPRK freighter appears to loiter often for weeks at a time before returning to North Korea seemingly without visiting any local ports or facilities.
But satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows a
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