HMS Richmond Conducts North Korea Sanctions Enforcement

Royal Navy ship HMS Richmond recently conducted operations in the East China Sea to support United Nations sanctions efforts targeted against the Democratic Republic of Korea’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and ballistic missile programmes. The sanctions, adopted in 2017, ban the supply of fuel or refined petroleum products to DPRK. Detaching from the UK Carrier Strike Group, currently deployed to…

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United States Seizes Oil Tanker Used to Violate Sanctions Against North Korea

July 30, 2021 – A New York federal court today entered a judgment of forfeiture regarding the M/T Courageous, a 2,734-ton oil-products tanker used to make illicit deliveries of petroleum products through ship-to-ship transfers with vessels flagged in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and direct shipments to the North Korean port of Nampo. According to…

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FS Prairial Conducts Patrol off North Korea

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Having left Tahiti on January 15, 2021, the surveillance frigate (FS) Prairial patrolled from February 10 to 19 in the East China Sea as part of Operation AETO, which is the national contribution to the international system to fight against bypassing of sanctions established by the United Nations Security Council. Launched in January 2018,…

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Japan Applauds Australian Efforts Toward North Korea

February 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – Australia’s vigilance and surveillance activities against illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-registered vessels In response to illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution, Australia will hold the U.S. Forces Japan in Japan from early March to late March under the UN…

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