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Hong Kong vessel inspected by S. Korea after ship-to-ship oil transfer for N. Korea

All Headlines 14:58 December 29, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- A Hong Kong vessel has been inspected by South Korean authorities after secretly transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in international waters in a ship-to-ship transfer prohibited by the United Nations Security Council, government officials said Friday.

South Korean customs authorities inspected the Hong Kong vessel, Lighthouse Winmore, when it entered the country's Yeosu Port on Nov. 24 after transferring 600 tons of refined oil to a North Korean vessel on Oct. 19, the officials said.

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