JMSDF Catches North Korean-Flagged Tanker SAEBYOL Engaged in Illegal Oil Transfers

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – March 2nd (Saturday) dawn, the North Korean flagged tanker “SAEBYOL (Sebyul)” (IMO number: 8916293) and small vessels of unidentified flag on the high seas of the East China Sea (approximately 390 km south of Shanghai) The supply ship “Umi” (Sasebo) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Maritime Supply Corps affirmed that they were in close contact with him. The two ships were connected at night (lightly attached) and then the lights were turned on and the hoses were connected, so there was a…

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U.S. Coast Guard enforces North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea

March 18, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf pulled into Sasebo March 3 following a deployment in the East China Sea where the crew assisted in United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) enforcement against illicit ship-to-ship transfers that violate North Korea sanctions. The Bertholf’s patrol is a part of the United States’ ongoing contribution to international efforts in combatting North Korea’s maritime sanctions evasion activity. Ship-to-ship transfers of fuel and goods, like coal, going to and from North Korea are prohibited under UNSCRs. As both a federal law…

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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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War End Is Not Just Gift: North Korean Propaganda

October 2, 2018 – Some Korean issue experts of America are recently spouting such rubbish that the U.S. should force the DPRK to not only notify its nuclear program and have it verified but also dismantle its Nyongbyon nuclear facility and missile facility in return for the U.S. response to its call for a war-end declaration. The issue of the war-end declaration should have been resolved half a century ago, under an armistice agreement. It is also the most basic and primary process for the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations…

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Multilateral efforts against illegal maritime activities including “Sekito” of North Korean-registered vessels banned by the UN Security Council Resolution

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCOduAxZ374[/embedyt] September 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – 1. For illegal maritime activities including North Korean flagged vessels banned by a UN Security Council resolution, Japan has violated the UN Security Council resolution from the viewpoint of fully implementing the UN Security Council resolutions related to North Korea We have been reporting to the United Nations Security Council North Korea Sanction Committee and expressing concern to the countries concerned when confirming strongly suspicious behavior. As for the Ministry of Defense and the SDF, we are monitoring the ship suspected of…

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Australia continues to enforce sanctions on North Korea

September 7, 2018 – Australia will deploy two AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea. This deployment supports Australia’s ongoing economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea. It is a continuation of our strong stand to deter and disrupt illicit trade and sanctions evasion activities by North Korea and its associated networks. This deployment follows on from our previous contribution of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft earlier in the…

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New Zealand announces P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions

September 7, 2018 – Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Minister of Defence Ron Mark, have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea. “New Zealand is firmly committed to an enduring peace on the Korean Peninsula. We welcome the recent dialogue North Korea has had with the United States and South Korea. However, until such time as North Korea abides by its international…

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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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Suspected transshipment of offshore materials by small ships with North Korean tanker “JI SONG 6”

Google Translation 1. In the early May 1980 (Saturday), a North Korean flagship tanker “JI SONG 6” (IMO number: 8898740) and a small boat of unknown flagged flags flagged as the flag of China are offshore of the East China Sea (Shanghai “P-3C” (Kanoya) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Air Group confirmed that the Maritime Self Defense Force belongs to the offshore area of ​​about 350 km southeast of the city. 2. Both vessels lit the lights after turning on at night and possibly being engaged in some kind of…

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Stronger Enforcement of UNSC Resolution on North Korea

Australia will deploy a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to contribute to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council resolutions in our region. This is part of Australia’s active role in efforts to maintain economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea. The deployment supports the international campaign to address North Korea’s illicit trade and associated networks. We welcome North Korea’s announcement of a halt to ballistic missile and nuclear weapons testing and, from yesterday’s historic inter-Korean dialogue, to work for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. However,…

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Royal Navy ships fulfil international duty in Asia Pacific

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today that HMS Albion has deployed to North East Asia to safeguard free trade, partake in joint training and exercises, and support UN sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Our Armed Forces are at the forefront of Global Britain, and the deployment of HMS Albion, Sutherland and Argyll demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our international responsibilities and to maintaining peace, security and prosperity in the region. Until North Korea matches its words with concrete actions,…

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DPRK lashes out at Japan for joining military drill with US

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday lashed out at Japan for strengthening military cooperation with the United States, calling it an anti-DPRK move. The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had vowed that Japan would “keep itself on a high alert based on the firm Japan-U.S. alliance” after the DPRK test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile late last month. Accusing Tokyo of “building public opinion, reversing black and white,” the commentary said Japan “is motivated by the cunning calculation…

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JMSDF Statement on launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea

1. North Korea seems to have launched one ballistic missile in the east direction from around Pyeongseong on the western coast of North Korea around 3:18 am today. Although the details are currently being analyzed, the ballistic missile launched flies approximately 53 minutes and reaches the Japan Sea (in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of our country) about 250 km west of Aomori prefecture around 4:11 It is estimated that it fell. It is estimated that the flight distance is about 1,000 km and the maximum altitude greatly exceeds 4,000 km. 2. In response…

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Egypt was not destination of North Korean arms: Spokesman

The Foreign Ministry on Monday 2/10/2017 denied that a shipment of weapons from North Korea was destined for Egypt, as reported in The Washington Post. “Egyptian authorities indeed intercepted a ship flying the Cambodian flag before it entered the southern entrance of the Suez Canal, following information that it was carrying anti-tank rockets from North Korea in violation of (UN Security Council) sanctions,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement sent to AFP. “Egyptian authorities indeed confiscated the shipment and destroyed it in the presence of a…

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U.S. Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea, Sept. 23, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said. In a show of force, Manning told Pentagon reporters, the aircraft flew north of the Demilitarized Zone, the farthest north any U.S. fighter or bomber has flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness of North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” He added, “The United States seeks only the peaceful…

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