December 29, 2017 / 5:49 AM / in 6 months

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

SEOUL, Dec 29 (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 programmes, documents seen by Reuters this month showed. (Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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