USA’s first arrest, the DPRK vessel

США впервые арестовали судно КНДР

Bulk carrier detained for the supply of coal, which is prohibited by UN security Council

United States for the first time have arrested a vessel from North Korea for violations of North Korea sanctions regime. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Ministry of justice.

Still, the US did not arrest ships belonging to Pyongyang. The cargo ship of the DPRK arrested on charges of violating international sanctions regime for shipments from the DPRK of coal to other countries, which is prohibited by resolutions of the UN Security Council.

As said the Agency, under arrest were the Wise Honest ship, with a displacement of more than 17 thousand tons – one of the largest in the DPRK. This vessel was illegally transported coal from North Korea and brought to North Korea heavy machinery.

“Payments for the maintenance and upgrade Wise Honest was made in US dollars through unsuspecting American banks. These actions violate long-standing U.S. law and the resolutions of the UN Security Council”, – stated in the press release of the Ministry of justice.

The US administration on the case initiated a civil action in the court for the southern district of new York. The US authorities are making this claim and confiscation of the cargo ship.

“Wise Honest is currently in the hands of the United States, has previously been arrested on a warrant issued in the southern district of new York,” – said the U.S. justice Department.

It is also noted that in 2018, this vessel was also detained by the Indonesian authorities.