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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Australia’s Monitoring and Surveillance Activities Against Illegal Ship-to-Ship Transfers

November 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – Australia has decided again to engage in its monitoring and surveillance activities by aircraft for the third time this year against illicit maritime activities, including ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean-flagged vessels prohibited by United Nations Security Council Resolutions(UNSCRs), based in Kadena Air Base from the beginning of December, subject to the United Nations Status of Forces Agreement (UN SOFA). Australia and Canada had conducted monitoring and surveillance activities by aircraft based in Kadena Air Base for about one month from the end of April…

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