South Korea seizes HK-flagged vessel it says transferred oil to North Korea

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 12:53 AM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has seized a Hong Kong-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil to North Korea in defiance of international sanctions, a foreign ministry official said on Friday.

The vessel, Lighthouse Winmore, transferred refined petroleum products to a North Korean ship in international waters in late October, the official told Reuters.

The United States proposed blacklisting the Hong Kong-flagged ship to the U.N. Security Council for circumventing sanctions slapped on North Korea for its nuclear and missile programs, documents seen by Reuters this month showed.

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(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Nick Macfie)