The North Korean-flagged tanker Mu Bong 1 (IMO number: 8610461) has been found conducting a ship-to-ship transfer operation with a small vessel of unknown nationality on the high seas (around 280km eastern offshore of Shanghai) in the East China Sea on 13 November, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
“Judging from the fact that these vessels lay alongside each other and connected hoses, these vessels could have been engaged in some type of activity,” said the organisation.
“Following a comprehensive assessment, the Government of Japan strongly suspects that they conducted ship-to-ship transfers banned by United Nations Security Council Resolution.”
Photo credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Published: 28 November, 2019
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