Sanctioned N.Korean Ships Marooned at Sea

      April 07, 2016 12:53

      None of the 27 North Korean ships that are on a UN Security Council blacklist have been able to dock at foreign ports, the Voice of America reported Wednesday.

      They are either stuck in North Korean ports or marooned on the high seas.

      A diplomatic source said, "The UNSC sanctions are now biting, and North Korean ships are port-bound or stuck at sea."

      As of March 3, when the UNSC adopted the fresh sanctions, 15 of the North Korean ships on the blacklist were moored at foreign ports or traveling the open seas, according to VOA's analysis of data from the private website Marine Traffic showing the real-time vessel positions.

      Four days later seven were still in foreign ports, and last month they had dwindled to two.

      The others returned to North Korea this month after they were denied entry to ports in China, Hong Kong, and Russia.

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