Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee Updates One Designated Vessel

SC/13505
14 September 2018

Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee Updates One Designated Vessel

On 14 September 2018, the Committee updated the alias of a previously designated vessel pursuant to paragraph 12 of resolution 2321 (2016) and 6 of resolution 2371 (2017).

Vessels subject to de-flagging pursuant to paragraph 12 of resolution 2321 (2016) and prohibited from port entry pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2371 (2017):

Vessel Alias Update

Wan Heng 11 IMO: 8791667
Other information: M/V WAN HENG 11 engaged in a ship-to-ship transfer, likely for oil, with M/V RYE SONG GANG 1 on 13 February 2018.
Wan Heng 11, formerly a Belize-flagged vessel, is now operating as a DPRK-flagged vessel named the KUMJINGANG3 or Kum Jin Gang 3.

The Committee wishes to recall the decision of the Security Council in paragraph 12 of resolution 2321 (2016), that the Committee, if it has information that provides reasonable grounds to believe the vessels are or have been related to nuclear- or ballistic‑missile-related programmes or activities prohibited by relevant resolutions, may require any or all of the following measures with respect to vessels it designates pursuant to this paragraph:

(a) the Flag State of a designated vessel shall de-flag the vessel;
(b) the Flag State of a designated vessel shall direct the vessel to a port identified by the Committee, in coordination with the port State;
(c) all Member States shall prohibit a designated vessel from entering their ports, unless in case of emergency, in case of return to the vessel’s port of origination, or in case of direction by the Committee;
(d) a vessel designated by the Committee shall be subject to the asset freeze imposed in paragraph 8 (d) of resolution 1718 (2006).

The Committee further wishes to recall the decision of the Security Council that all Member States shall prohibit the entry into their ports of the vessels designated pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2371 (2017), unless the Committee determines in advance that such entry is required for humanitarian purposes or any other purposes consistent with the objectives of relevant resolutions.

The lists of designated vessels can be found at www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1718/materials/list-of-designated-vessels.

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