May 27, 2024

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

Why China wants North Korea and Russia’s help in gaining access to the sea

Why China wants North Korea and Russia’s help in gaining access to the sea

Chinese ships' use of Tumen River could be overlooked area for trilateral cooperation, if the DPRK agrees to play along

Why China wants North Korea and Russia’s help in gaining access to the sea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 24, 2024
Dangerous catch: The fishermen who brave perilous waters on North Korea’s edge

Dangerous catch: The fishermen who brave perilous waters on North Korea’s edge

South Korean ships venture as close as mile from border in search of seafood, despite past abductions and high tensions

Dangerous catch: The fishermen who brave perilous waters on North Korea’s edge
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 15, 2024
Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
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Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade

Lady R’s first known visit to Rason in month follows reports DPRK is sending decades-old weapons for use against Ukraine

Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 14, 2024
Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
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Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from April 1 to April 30, 2024

Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
NK Pro
NK Pro May 3, 2024
North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024

North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Arius Derr
Arius Derr | NK Pro May 3, 2024
North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap
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North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap

Expert says Russia should have impounded sanctioned A Sa Bong given history of illegal ship-to-ship transfers

North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 3, 2024
Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade

Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade

Expert says shipyard likely violated sanctions and could face punitive actions after Russian ship Angara moored there

Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 26, 2024
North Korean oil tanker appears to pose as freighter in identity-spoofing scheme
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North Korean oil tanker appears to pose as freighter in identity-spoofing scheme

Sanctioned Nam Dae Bong broadcast from locations thousands of miles away in possible attempt to conceal illicit activity

North Korean oil tanker appears to pose as freighter in identity-spoofing scheme
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 18, 2024
South Korea investigating unflagged cargo ship over North Korea sanctions breach

South Korea investigating unflagged cargo ship over North Korea sanctions breach

ROK Coast Guard reportedly seized De Yi in waters off southern coast last week and took it to harbor in Busan

South Korea investigating unflagged cargo ship over North Korea sanctions breach
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 3, 2024
North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024

North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro April 3, 2024
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