Navy tracking North Korea freighter

The Military Sealift Command oiler refuels guided missile destroyer, left, and aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Oct. 18 in the Western Pacific Ocean.The Navy is tracking a North Korean cargo ship that left port and was headed south from the Korean Peninsula, but does not know what the ship is carrying or its destination.The carrier Kitty Hawk left Yokosuka, Japan, on Tuesday with a heavy phalanx of escorts and Carrier Air Wing 5 as regional tensions remain high after North Korea’s Oct. 9 underground detonation of a nuclear device and news it may test another. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only forward-deployed carrier and follows a different underway schedule than U.S.-based aircraft carriers. here here here

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