Chinese tanker siezed by Cambodia, suspect in DPRK sanctions violation

Tanker COURAGEOUS was seized by Cambodia Navy Police on Feb 27 in Cambodian waters, arriving there after being expelled from Taiwan, as a violator of sanctions imposed on North Korea. Tanker is suspect in illegal oil ship-to-ship transfers to North Korean tankers. COURAGEOUS was taken to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, berthed there on Mar 1, for further legal proceedings.
Product tanker COURAGEOUS, IMO 8617524, dwt 3812, built 1987, flag Cameroon, manager NEW EASTERN SHIPPING CO LTD, China.



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