JMSDF Spots DPRK Tanker An San 1 Smuggling POL November 29

Google translation

1. On November 29 th (Friday), the North Korean flagship tanker “AN SAN 1” (IMO number: 7303803) and vessels of unknown shipping name are shipped to the offshore of the East China Sea (offshore 350 km southeast of Shanghai) “Sendai” (Maizuru) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 14 escort group confirmed that it is crossing.

2. Both vessels may have been engaged in some work since they had connected a coil (hose) after crossing, and as a result of a comprehensive judgment by the government, it was decided that the “Sease” banned by the UN Security Council Resolution It is strongly suspected that we were carrying out “Removal” (Note 1). 
  The North Korean flagship tanker “AN SAN 1” (Note 2) is a ship designated as a subject for freeze / entry of the property from the UN Security Council North Korea Sanction Committee in March,

Note 1: Transport of goods between ship on North Korean flagged ship or on ocean from a ship with a North Korean flag

Note 2: Although “HOPE SEA” is displayed on the hull, as a result of comprehensive judgment as the government, confirm that it is camouflaged

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 ①-2 : North Korean flagship tanker “AN SAN No. 1” connecting with the helicopter by connecting to a vessel and a ship of unknown flag. 
Shot at 11:20 on June 29)


(Photo 2 : a ship of unidentified ship, taken around 14:15 on June 29)


(Photo ③-1 : “AN SAN No. 1”. Shot at 14:15 on June 29)


(Picture ③-2 : Stern part of North Korean flagship tanker “AN SAN 1”. Shot at 11:20 on June 29)