Tuesday, April 18, 2017

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Supposedly Sent to Deter North Korea Spotted 3,500 Miles Away, Heading in Opposite Direction

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, the...

April 18, 2017
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Maritime News

China Says North Korea Tension Must Not Reach “Irreversible” Stage

By Dominique Patton and Sue-Lin Wong BEIJING/PYONGYANG, April 14 (Reuters) – China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an “irreversible and unmanageable stage”...

April 14, 2017
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

North Korea State Media Warns of Nuclear Strike if Provoked

By Sue-Lin Wong PYONGYANG, April 11 (Reuters) – North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as...

April 11, 2017
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North Korean Ships Head Home After China Orders Coal Returned

By Meng Meng and John Ruwitch SHANGHAI, April 11 (Reuters) – A fleet of North Korean cargo ships is heading home to the port of Nampo, the majority of it...

April 11, 2017
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Chinese Traders Told to Return North Korean Coal Cargoes

By Meng Meng SINGAPORE, April 10 (Reuters) – China’s customs department has issued an official order telling trading companies to return their North Korean coal cargoes, said a trading source...

April 10, 2017
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Monday, March 13, 2017

North Korean Cargo Ship Sinks Off China, All Crew Rescued

BEIJING, March 13 (Reuters) – A North Korean cargo vessel called Kum San sank off the east coast of China early on March 9 after colliding with a Chinese fuel...

March 13, 2017
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Maritime News

US Starts Deploying Anti-Missile System in South Korea After North’s Latest Test

By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL, March 7 (Reuters) – The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea on...

March 7, 2017
Total Views: 22

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crew Rescues as North Korean Cargo Ship Sinks Off Japan

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) – A North Korean cargo vessel carrying rice sank off the west coast of Japan’s westernmost major island of Kyushu on Thursday after springing a leak,...

January 12, 2017
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Monday, December 19, 2016
Maritime News

Ships Off UN Blacklist After China Promises to Halt Use of North Korean Crews

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18 (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council lifted North Korean sanctions on five ships after China secured assurances that the vessels would no longer use North...

December 19, 2016
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile From Sub

by  Jiyeun Lee (Bloomberg) North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast early Wednesday, in a move that comes as South Korea conducts military drills...

August 23, 2016
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Monday, May 2, 2016
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South Korea Revives GPS Backup Project After Blaming North for Jamming

By Jack Kim and Jonathan Saul SEOUL/LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) – South Korea has revived a project to build a backup ship navigation system that would be difficult to hack...

May 2, 2016
Total Views: 12

Saturday, March 26, 2016
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North Korean Ship Released From Arrest

By Ditas B Lopez (Bloomberg) The Philippines has released a North Korean-controlled cargo ship it seized on March 4 under UN sanctions after the vessel received clearance from the United...

March 26, 2016
Total Views: 4

Monday, March 21, 2016
Maritime News

U.N. North Korea Sanctions Lifted On Four Ships, U.S. Official Says

UNITED NATIONS, March 21 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council agreed on Monday to a Chinese request to remove sanctions on four ships that had been blacklisted for ties to...

March 21, 2016
Total Views: 23

Friday, March 18, 2016
Maritime News

The Coal Loophole: Doubts on China’s Will to Enforce North Korea Sanctions

By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING, March 18 (Reuters) – Over two weeks after the United Nations slapped harsh new sanctions on North Korea, several Chinese shipping and trade sources say they...

March 18, 2016
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Maritime News

South Korea Bans Ships Calling at Northern Ports Under New Sanctions

By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL, March 8 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Tuesday it would impose new sanctions against 40 individuals and 30 entities because of suspected...

March 8, 2016
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Sunday, March 6, 2016
Maritime News

Philippines Seizes North Korean Cargo Ship to Enforce U.N. Sanctions

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Saturday it had seized a North Korean freighter that was covered by harsher United Nations’ sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Manila...

March 6, 2016
Total Views: 2

Friday, March 4, 2016
Maritime News

China Orders “Blacklist” of 31 North Korean Vessels – Document

By Ruby Lian and Megha Rajagopalan SHANGHAI/BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) – Chinese maritime authorities must “blacklist” 31 boats operated by a North Korean firm that came under U.N. Security Council...

March 4, 2016
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

North Korean Shipping Firm Skirts UN Sanctions to Gain Port Access

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (Reuters) – A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping company continues to evade sanctions through its use of foreign-flagged ships, name changes...

February 9, 2016
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

North Korea Tells IMO: We’re Launching Rocket Carrying Satellite

By Sam Kim (Bloomberg) — North Korea will launch a long-range rocket to put a satellite in orbit this month, a United Nations agency said, in a move that comes...

February 3, 2016
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

North Korean Ghost Boats

BY JU-MIN PARK AND KAORI KANEKO (Reuters) Fishing boats carrying decomposed corpses have washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks, leading to speculation these “ghost ships” are rickety North Korean vessels...

December 1, 2015
Total Views: 24