More NK sanction busting?

MPA spots suspicious tanker.

Singaporean Tanker Suspected of Sanctions-Busting

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force says that it detected and photographed a “strongly suspected” high-seas petroleum transfer between a Singaporean-owned tanker and a North Korean vessel over the weekend. If the claim is accurate, it would represent another violation of U.N. sanctions against providing fuel to North Korean shipping.

A Japanese P-3C maritime patrol aircraft photographed the North Korean tanker Song Hae (ex name Rye Song Gang 1) alongside the Singapore-owned and -managed tanker Yuk Tung early on Saturday morning. The vessels parted ways shortly after the plane arrived on scene.

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