Tag Archives: North Korea

Libyan navy deploys to stop rebel oil shipment

The Libyan navy moved Monday to stop a North Korean ship from leaving a rebel-held port loaded with oil, as the US accused the separatists of theft and warned any buyers could face sanctions. Navy ships were deployed to block the “Morning Glory” from leaving port, after Culture Minister Amin al-Habib said Sunday the tanker […]

North Korea Arms Carrier Pays Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informs that representatives of the ship ‘Chong Chon Gang’ have paid the total amount of the fine for US$693,333.10 set due to the violation of the Regulations for Navigation in Canal Waters and consequently the ACP has authorized the release of the ship. ACP add that in the case of […]

Panama orders release of crew of N. Korean ship – The Washington Post

Panama’s judicial authorities have ordered the release of 32 of 35 crew members of a North Korean ship detained in July for carrying hidden arms from Cuba and they were working Thursday on the paperwork needed to leave. Prosecutor Nahaniel Murgas said the captain and two other crew members would remain to face arms trafficking […]

Panama says it will release all 35 detained N. Korean sailors if Pyongyang pays fine – Arirang News

Panama says it will release all of the North Korean sailors that were aboard a seized North Korean ship if the communist state pays the dues. Panamanian Foreign Minister Nunez Fabrega said the 35 sailors will be free to go once North Korea pays 670-thousand U.S. dollars in fines. He was speaking in an interview […]

Panama Releases Detained N. Korean Weapons Ship, 3 Crew Still Held

After six months, the Panamanian authorities have released the North Korean ship Chong Chon Gang, which was seized while transporting undeclared weapons. The vessel will be delivered at the Port of Sherman in Panama’s Colon Province in the presence of the country’s prosecutor against organized crime, Nathaniel Murgas. Additionally, 32 of the 35 detained crewmembers […]

Panama to send detained North Korean crew, ship home: minister | Reuters

The North Korean crew and ship detained in Panama for smuggling Cuban weapons three months ago will soon be returned to the reclusive Asian nation, Panama’s foreign minister said Thursday. The crew’s return would mark the end of a bizarre chapter between the three countries that provoked international controversy after the ship was seized in […]

China Bans Some Exports to North Korea for Fear of Weapons Use – NYTimes.com

BEIJING — In a sign of increasing concern about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, China published a list on Tuesday that included military-like hardware and chemical substances to be banned from export to North Korea for fear that they could be used in constructing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. North Korea Learning to Make Crucial Nuclear […]