JMSDF Records Illicit DPRK Fuel Transfer

December 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the afternoon of December 16 (Mon.), the North Korean tanker “NAM SAN 8” (IMO: 8122347) and a small vessel of unknown flag on the open sea in the East China Sea (about 290 southeast of Shanghai) A patrol aircraft “P-1” (Kanoya) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Air Corps confirmed that it…

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JS Sendai Observes Another Illegal North Korean Fuel Transfer

November 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On November 13th (Wednesday), the North Korean flagged tanker “MU BONG 1” (IMO number: 8610461) and an unregistered vessel were on the high seas of the East China Sea (about 280 km east of Shanghai). Escort ship “Sendai” (Maizuru) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 14th escort team confirmed that they were laid down…

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HMAS Parramatta joins international effort to enforce sanctions on North Korea

October 24, 2019 – Australia is deploying a Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea. HMAS Parramatta will deploy in support of sanctions enforcement as a component of a broader East Asian deployment. Parramatta is the third Australian vessel to deploy to the region…

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Department of Justice Announces Forfeiture of North Korean Cargo Vessel

October 21, 2019 – The Department of Justice today announced the entry of a judgment of forfeiture regarding the M/V Wise Honest (the “Wise Honest”), a 17,061-ton, single-hull bulk carrier ship registered in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“DPRK” or “North Korea”). The Wise Honest, one of North Korea’s largest bulk carriers, was used to illicitly ship coal from…

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JSDF on North Korea ’s Missile Launch

August 26, 2019 (Google Translation) 1.  North Korea seems to have launched a ballistic missile eastward from the east coast of North Korea at around 6:44 today. The launched ballistic missile is estimated to have traveled approximately 400 km and dropped onto the Sea of Japan. The fall is estimated to be outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Details…

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Japan Details Assistance of Allies in Monitoring North Korean Shipping

August 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Canadian Navy frigate “Ottawa” has responded to illegal maritime activities including “Setori” of North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by the UN Security Council resolution. As a ship, we plan to conduct a third surveillance surveillance since last year. In early September, Australia is scheduled to conduct a fifth aircraft warning surveillance from last…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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