North Korean ship seized by the US sold for scrap

North Korean ship seized by the US sold for scrap

A controversial North Korean ship, arrested in Indonesia and hauled to American Samoa’s Pago Pago harbour four months ago, has been sold for scrap metal.

The Wise Honest was seized by the US for violating UN sanctions against North Korea.

The ship is now being towed away for demolition.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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