South Korea Seizes Ship That Transferred Oil to North Korea

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South Korea has seized a ship suspected of illegally supplying oil to North Korea, the center of a brewing international controversy on the peninsula that has widened to China and President Trump.

Authorities in Seoul revealed Friday that they had briefly taken the Lighthouse Winmore, a tanker registered in Hong Kong that allegedly transferred fuel to a vessel from the isolated hermit kingdom.

The Lighthouse Winmore, which the U.S. recently called to be on a United Nations blacklist of ships involved with North Korea, was seized and inspected at the Yeosu port in late November, according to news agency Yonhap.

It allegedly transferred 600 tons of oil, part of what the newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported was a trend of Chinese ships transferring oil 30 times since October.