North Korean vessels exploiting tracking system flaws to evade sanctions

NK News on 26 June reported that following a UN report on North Korean vessels spoofing signals to hide their identity and conduct shipments in violation of sanctions, a new report sheds light on the methods used to trick the international tracking system.  The report, published by RUSI as part of its Project Sandstone series, delves into the case of the North Korean vessel Tae Yang and its attempts to spoof its identity as the Mongolian-flagged chemical tanker called the Krysper Singa.  It involves ships sending false information resulting in tracking systems recording the wrong ship. 

https://www.nknews.org/2019/06/north-korean-vessels-exploiting-tracking-system-flaws-to-evade-sanctions-report/

The report is at –

https://rusi.org/publication/other-publications/project-sandstone-3-trail-tae-yang-ais-spoofing-and-north-korean-coal

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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