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Japan notifies UN of suspected fuel transfers by North Korean tanker

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 19, 2019
Japan’s foreign ministry said it has notified the United Nations Security Council of suspected ship-to-ship fuel transfers by a North Korean-flagged tanker in the East China Sea.
An San 1
Asia   Ship-to-ship transfers
Japanese maritime self-defense forces found the An San 1 tanker on May 13-14 with hoses connected to two smaller ships alongside it, according to the foreign ministry.

“Following a comprehensive assessment, the government of Japan strongly suspects that they conducted ship-to-ship transfers banned by United Nations Security Council Resolution,” Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

cFlow, Platts trade flow software, shows no port history for the past two years by the chemical and oil products carrier.


 

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