8 Oct 2019

North Korean ship in Pago Pago sold for scrap metal

1:42 pm on 8 October 2019

A North Korean cargo ship that's been anchored in American Samoa's Pago Pago harbour for four months has been sold for scrap metal.

Wise Honest in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Wise Honest in Pago Pago, American Samoa Photo: Fili Sagapolutele / RNZ Pacific

The Wise Honest was seized by the US and towed to the territory, apparently for violating UN sanctions against North Korea.

The Coast Guard said the ship had been bought for scrap metal and a tug boat had arrived to tow it away from American Samoa to an unspecified location.

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