April 2, 2018: UN, DFAT add to DPRK sanctions

On Monday, Australian regulators added the following person: 

TSANG YUNG YUAN

a. Description: Tsang Yung Yuan has coordinated North Korean coal exports with a 

North Korean broker operating in a third country, and he has a history of other 

sanctions evasion activities.

b. AKA: Neil Tsang, Yun Yuan Tsang

c. Identifiers: DOB: October 20, 1957; Passport No: 302001581

and entities: 

1. CHANG AN SHIPPING & TECHNOLOGY

a. Description: Registered owner, ship manager, and commercial manager of Panama-

flagged vessel HUA FU, a cargo ship that loaded DPRK coal at Najin, DPRK on 

September 24, 2017.

b. AKA: 長安海連技術有限公司; CHANG AN SHIPPING AND TECHNOLOGY

c. Location: Room 2105, DL1849, Trend Centre, 29-31 Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan, 

Hong Kong, China

2. CHONMYONG SHIPPING CO 

a. Description: Registered owner of CHON MYONG 1, a DPRK-flagged vessel that 

conducted ship-to-ship transfer of fuel in late December 2017. 

b. AKA: CHON MYONG SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED

c. Locations: Kalrimgil 2-dong, Mangyongdae-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK; Saemaul 2-

dong, Pyongchon-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

3. FIRST OIL JV CO LTD 

a. Description: Owner of the DPRK tanker PAEK MA, which was involved in ship to 

ship transfer operations for oil in mid-January 2018.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Jongbaek 1-dong, Rakrang-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

to their sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, after their addition by the United Nations 1718 Sanctions Committee.

4. HAPJANGGANG SHIPPING CORP 

a. Description: Registered owner of the DPRK tanker NAM SAN 8, which is believed 

to have been involved in ship to ship transfer operations for oil, and owner of vessel 

HAP JANG GANG 6.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Kumsong 3-dong, Mangyongdae-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

5. HUAXIN SHIPPING HONGKONG LTD

a. Description: Ship and commercial manager of the ASIA BRIDGE 1. Hong Kong-

owned vessel, the probable “ASIA BRIDGE 1” was instructed on October 19, 2017 

by Huaxin Shipping to make preparations for entry into Nampo, DPRK to receive a 

shipment of coal bound for Vietnam. The “ASIA BRIDGE 1” was instructed by an 

unidentified employee of Huaxin Shipping Ltd. to make preparations to receive 8,000 

metric tons of coal and then sail to Cam Pha, Vietnam. The master of the vessel was 

instructed to cover the ship’s name and other markings using canvas while in port at 

Nampo. 

b. AKA: 華信船務(香港)有限公司

c. Location: Room 2105, Trend Centre, 29-31 Chueng Lee Street, Chai Wan, Hong 

Kong, China

6. KINGLY WON INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.

a. Description: In 2017, Tsang Yung Yuan (aka Neil Tsang) and Kingly Won attempted 

to engage in an oil deal valued at over $1 million with a petroleum company in a third 

country to illicitly transfer to the DPRK. Kingly Won acted as a broker for that 

petroleum company and a Chinese company that reached out to Kingly Won to 

purchase marine oil on its behalf. 

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Island, Majuro MH 

96960, Marshall Islands

7. KOREA ACHIM SHIPPING CO 

a. Description: Registered owner of DPRK tanker CHON MA SAN. DPRK-flagged 

CHON MA SAN prepared for likely ship to ship transfer operations in late January 

2018. The master of the DPRK-flagged motor tanker YU JONG 2 reported on 

November 18, 2017 to an unidentified DPRK-based controller that the vessel was 

avoiding a storm in advance of a ship to ship transfer. The master suggested that the 

YU JONG 2 load fuel oil before the DPRK-flagged tanker CHON MA SAN since the 

CHON MA SAN’s larger size was better suited to conduct ship to ship transfers in a 

storm. After the CHON MA SAN loaded fuel oil from a vessel, the YU JONG 2 

loaded 1,168 kiloliters of fuel oil on November 19, 2017 through a ship to ship 

transfer operation.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Sochang-dong, Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK 

8. KOREA ANSAN SHIPPING COMPANY 

a. Description: Registered owner of DPRK tanker AN SAN 1 believed to have been 

involved in ship to ship transfer operations for oil.

b. AKA: KOREA ANSAN SHPG COMPANY

c. Location: Pyongchon 1-dong, Pyongchon-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

9. KOREA MYONGDOK SHIPPING CO 

a. Description: Registered owner of the YU PHYONG 5. In late November 2017, the 

YU PHYONG 5 conducted a ship-to-ship transfer of 1,721 metric tons of fuel oil.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Chilgol 2-dong, Mangyongdae-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

10. KOREA SAMJONG SHIPPING 

a. Description: Registered owner of DPRK tankers SAM JONG 1 and SAM JONG 2. 

Both vessels are believed to have imported refined petroleum to DPRK in violation of 

UN sanctions in late January 2018. 

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Tonghung-dong, Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

11. KOREA SAMMA SHIPPING CO.

a. Description: A DPRK-flagged tanker, SAM MA 2 owned by Korea Samma Shipping 

Company, conducted a ship-to-ship transfer of oil and fabricated documents in mid-

October 2017, loading almost 1,600 metric tons of fuel oil in one transaction. The 

ship master was instructed to erase SAMMA SHIPPING and the Korean words found 

on the ship’s seal and instead put “Hai Xin You 606” To mask its identity as a DPRK 

vessel. 

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Rakrang 3-dong, Rakrang-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

12. KOREA YUJONG SHIPPING CO LTD 

a. Description: Registered owner of the DPRK tanker YU JONG 2, which loaded 1,168 

kiloliters of fuel oil on November 19, 2017 through a ship to ship transfer operation.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Puksong 2-dong, Pyongchon-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK; Company 

Number IMO 5434358

13. KOTI CORP

a. Description: Ship manager and commercial manager of the Panama-flagged vessel 

KOTI, which conducted ship-to-ship transfers of likely petroleum product to the 

DPRK-flagged KUM UN SAN 3 on December 9, 2017.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Panama City, Panama

14. MYOHYANG SHIPPING CO 

a. Description: Ship manager of DPRK oil products tanker YU SON, which is believed 

to have been involved in ship to ship transfer operations for oil.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Kumsong 3-dong, Mangyongdae-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

15. PAEKMA SHIPPING CO 

a. Description: Registered owner of the DPRK tanker PAEK MA, which was involved 

in ship to ship transfer operations for oil in mid-January 2018.

b. AKA: Care of First Oil JV Co Ltd

c. Location: Jongbaek 1-dong, Rakrang-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

16. PHYONGCHON SHIPPING & MARINE 

a. Description: Registered owner of DPRK tanker JI SONG 6, which is believed to have 

been involved in ship to ship transfer operations of oil in late January 2018. The 

company also owns vessels JI SONG 8 and WOORY STAR.

b. AKA: PHYONGCHON SHIPPING AND MARINE

c. Location: Otan-dong, Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, DPRK

17. PRO-GAIN GROUP CORPORATION

a. Description: Company owned or controlled by Tsang Yung Yuan and involved in 

illicit transfers of DPRK coal.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Le Sanalele Complex, Ground Floor, Vaea Street, Saleufi, Apia, Samoa

18. SHANGHAI DONGFENG SHIPPING CO LTD

a. Description: Registered owner, ship and commercial manager of the DONG FENG 6, 

a vessel that loaded coal at Hamhung, DPRK on July 11, 2017 for export in violation 

of UN sanctions.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: Room 601, 433, Chifeng Lu, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai, 200083, China

19. SHEN ZHONG INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

a. Description: Ship and commercial manager of HAO FAN 2 and HAO FAN 6, St 

Kitts-Nevis-flagged vessels. The HAO FAN 6 loaded coal at Nampo, DPRK on 

August 27, 2017. HAO FAN 2 loaded North Korean coal at Nampo, DPRK on June 

3, 2017.

b. AKA: 沈忠國際海運有限公司

c. Location: Unit 503, 5th Floor, Silvercord Tower 2, 30, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 

Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

20. WEIHAI WORLD-SHIPPING FREIGHT

a. Description: Ship and commercial manager of the XIN GUANG HAI, a vessel that on 

loaded coal at Taean, DPRK on October 27, 2017 and had an ETA of November 14, 

2017 to Cam Pha, Vietnam, but it did not arrive and instead went to Port Klang, 

Malaysia on December 18, 2017.

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: 419-201, Tongyi Lu, Huancui Qu, Weihai, Shandong 264200, China

21. YUK TUNG ENERGY PTE LTD

a. Description: Ship manager and commercial manager of the YUK TUNG, which 

conducted ship-to-ship transfer of refined petroleum product. 

b. AKA: n/a

c. Location: 17-22, UOB Plaza 2, Raffles Place, Singapore 048624, Singapore

In addition, the press release lists 3 sets of DPRK cargo vessels subject to various restrictions including, in some cases, asset freezes. It is unknown how DFAT or other Australian governmental agency will incorporate these changes. Mr. Watchlist will attempt to reach out to DFAT and ask.

Links:

UN Press Releases: Security CouncilSanctions Committee

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