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Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

Iraqi owned, North Korean flagged vessel arrives in the DPRK
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Iraqi owned, North Korean flagged vessel arrives in the DPRK

Small cargo ship registered to a company in Basra, called in at Dalian before heading to North Korea

Iraqi owned, North Korean flagged vessel arrives in the DPRK
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 4, 2016
Three sanctioned ships head out of North Korean waters
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Three sanctioned ships head out of North Korean waters

Two of the vessels with DPRK flags sailed close to China, though no indication they stopped at ports

Three sanctioned ships head out of North Korean waters
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 20, 2016
More Russian-owned oil tankers head to North Korea
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More Russian-owned oil tankers head to North Korea

DPRK tanker fleets remains very active despite losing one member to sanctions

More Russian-owned oil tankers head to North Korea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 8, 2016
Beijing issued instructions to blacklist sanctioned ships
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Beijing issued instructions to blacklist sanctioned ships

Document issued to all maritime officials on March 5 noted 'sensitivity' of North Korea sanctions

Beijing issued instructions to blacklist sanctioned ships
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne May 25, 2016
New North Korean cargo ship an increasingly rare sight
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New North Korean cargo ship an increasingly rare sight

Analysis of North Korea's construction indicates steep decline since the 1980s

New North Korean cargo ship an increasingly rare sight
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne May 17, 2016
Business as usual for ship sanctioned by U.S., but not UN
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Business as usual for ship sanctioned by U.S., but not UN

Vessel was only ship blacklisted by U.S. but not included on list provided by the UN

Business as usual for ship sanctioned by U.S., but not UN
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 13, 2016
North Korean ships likely banned from Dandong port
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North Korean ships likely banned from Dandong port

Local media, tracking data and inspection records indicate no DPRK ships currently allowed in the port

North Korean ships likely banned from Dandong port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 7, 2016
North Korean coal continues to move across the Yellow Sea
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North Korean coal continues to move across the Yellow Sea

Despite sanctions and conflicting reports, North Korea's coal fleet remains busy

North Korean coal continues to move across the Yellow Sea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 1, 2016
North Korea linked ship leaves South Korean port
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North Korea linked ship leaves South Korean port

The Senyo Maru's visit indicates DPRK occlusion tactics can still work

North Korea linked ship leaves South Korean port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 17, 2016
North Korea-linked ship leaves South Korean port

North Korea-linked ship leaves South Korean port

The Senyo Maru's visit indicates DPRK occlusion tactics can still work

North Korea-linked ship leaves South Korean port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 17, 2016
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