Suspected transshipment of offshore goods by North Korea’s flagship tanker “YU PHYONG 5”

1. On the morning of June 21, Thursday, June 21, the morning North Korean flagship tanker “YU PHYONG 5” (IMO number: 8605026) and a small ship unknown to the ship were offshore of the East China Sea (offshore of about 400 km southeast of Shanghai) Also on the next Friday, the 22nd (Friday), a small ship of unknown nautical origin which seems to be the same as the previous day with the North Korean flagship tanker “YU PHYONG 5” is on the offshore of the East China Sea “Hama” (Sasebo) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Maritime Supply Corps confirmed that the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is going to cross the border (offshore of about 450 km southeast of Shanghai). 
Furthermore, on the 22nd (Friday) afternoon, we also confirmed that the small vessel hoisted the flag, which is regarded as the Chinese flag, after separation of the two vessels.

2. Both of these vessels were probably engaged in some kind of work as they had connected the coils (hoses) on both sides, and as a result of comprehensive judgment by the government, they were prohibited by the UN Security Council Resolution It is strongly suspected that we were carrying out “Takeshi” (Note) which is being done. 
 In addition, the North Korean flag shipping tanker “YU PHYONG 5” is a ship designated as a subject for freezing assets and prohibiting entry from the United Nations Security Council North Korea Sanction Committee in March,

 

Note: Transport of goods between ships on North Korean flagged vessels or offshore from a ship with a North Korean flag

3. Regarding the government’s response to the case , please confirm ” Actions to ensure the effectiveness of the UN Security Council resolution in Japan “.


(Photo ①-1 : North Korean flagship tanker “YU PHYONG No. 5” connecting with the ferrule and connecting with the helicopter and a small vessel of unidentified ship. 
) Shot taken at 9:10 on June 21)

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(Photo ①-2 : North Korean shipping container tanker “YU PHYONG No. 5” connecting with a ferrule and ported at a small vessel of unidentified ship 
at 9:15 on June 21)


(Photo ①-3 : North Korean shipping container tanker “YU PHYONG 5” connecting with a ferrule and ported to a small ship unknown to the ship. 
Shot at 11:10 on June 22)


(Photo ②-1 : Small ship of unknown ship name, taken around 11:30 on June 21)


(Photo ② – 2 : Small vessel with unknown flag of ship, taken around 15:30 on June 22)