Skip to comments.(LEAD) Ships involved in N.K. coal exports entered S. Korean ports multiple times: report
Posted on 07/19/2018 8:39:43 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
SEOUL, July 19 (Yonhap) -- Two Panama and Sierra Leone-registered ships, which were involved in the transshipment of North Korean coal to South Korea in October 2017, have until recently re-entered South Korean ports multiple times, an American broadcaster reported Thursday.
Voice of America (VOA), citing Marine Traffic that provides real-time information on the movements of ships, said that the automatic identification system of the Sierra Leone-registered Rich Glory, which entered the South Korean port of Pohang with the North's coal on Oct. 11, was detected in the port of Busan at 11:58 a.m. on July 4.
Moreover, the Rich Glory has visited South Korean ports at least 16 times over the past nine months without any restraints from the Seoul government and is currently navigating in Japanese waters, VOA noted.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.yna.co.kr ...
Times have certainly changed when they get a piece of the maritime action.
Sounds like South Korea’s commie president is getting ready to hand his country over to Kim Jong-un.
Who the hell do they think they are ? Britain ?
POSCO is a South Korean steel-making company headquartered in Pohang, South Korea.(wikipedia).
I remember the armed troops and machine gun nests around it. That was the 80's though. Worried about Nork sabotage squads.
Trump should kick Moons a**. Really hard.
Delicate time indeed. Without the liberals in power, Trump wouldn't have made the progress he did. And to be fair President Moon really milked our alliance framework...but...his party is fundamentally about appeasement of the North and skirting U.S. presence.
China a lot more powerful now than even just a decade ago...so of course it wants to be in control. Russia used to be NK's main funding source in Soviet times and shares an NK border too...so of course it is meddling. And Putin and Moon have strong affinity for each other. They call each other "tigers" or something...
Lots of forces making things difficult for U.S. interests, but I read today about upsurge in political/economjc conservatism among South Korean millenials. This bodes well for the future of SK, and the future of a reunified Korea as well.
Why would the start of trade relations be a bad thing? We’re standing down the war right? Isn’t this a step towards normal peaceful relations? What exactly is the problem here?
” Coal Ship Disappears in High Winds.”
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