JMSDF Observes North Korean Fuel Transfer Operations

January 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the afternoon of January 18 (Fri) Heisei 21 (Fri), a North Korean flagship tanker “AN SAN No. 1” (IMO number: 7303803) and a small ship unknown to the ship were offshore of the East China Sea ( offshore of 410 km south of Shanghai ) Omi “(Sasebo) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Offshore Supply Corps confirmed that he was porting (steering) at the Self-Defense Force. Both vessels had been engaged in some kind of work since they had connected the ferrule…

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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…

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