No evidence of illegal cargo on MV Mu San
North Korean Freighter found in obscure spot.
MU SAN , IMO number : 7920596
The ship’s proximity to Myanmar, a North Korean ally, and the fact that it had no apparent reason to be in the area raised suspicions
The ship anchored without authorization in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a territory of India in the Bay of Bengal, last week, according to the Indian military.
After two days of searching and of questioning the crew, India’s Navy and Coast Guard handed the ship over to police and intelligence services, having found no evidence of illegal cargo, according to the Press Trust of India.
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has long been suspected of buying North Korean arms as well as providing transit services for North Korean vessels engaged in illicit trade.
Ship Type: Cargo
Year Built: 1981
Length x Breadth: 157 m X 25 m
DeadWeight: 17618 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 11.4 / 11.4 knots
Flag: DPR Korea [KP]
Call Sign: HMZG
IMO: 7920596, MMSI: 445100000