Hong Kong Turns Away North Korean Ship

March 11, 2016

NewsStandOnline.Net (11-March-2016): Hong Kong refused entry to a North Korean vessel on Wednesday citing UN Security Council sanctions.

According to diplomatic sources yesterday, Hong Kong authorities refused entry to the freighter Gold Star 3 as it was attempting to take on fuel and other goods.

Hong Kong's Flu Outbreak Under Control Say Authorities

UNSC Resolution 2270 adopted on March 2 bans 31 North Korean vessels owned by shipping company Ocean Maritime Management from foreign ports, including the Cambodian-registered Gold Star 3.

The ship remains on the high seas.

Other countries have also begun to turn away North Korean ships. The Philippines impounded a cargo ship last week and China refused entry to another one at a port in Shandong Province on Tuesday.