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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:37 pm

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Built as a bulk carrier by Nagashima Zosen Shipbuilding, Nagashima, Japan for Tuda Kissen K K, Japan
Launched as HOEI MARU No 31
Tonnage 486 grt, 1,103 dwt, dim. 63.5 x 13.4, length bpp. 57.1m.
Powered by one diesel engine, speed ? knots.
1991 Completed, Panama registry.

June 2006 owned by Mindong Congmao Ship Industry, renamed HOEI 31 and registered in Tuvalu.
September 2005 owned by Alex Shipping Co. Ltd., renamed QIAN LI SAN 5 and registered in China People’s Republic.
November 2006 owned by Korea Kumring Shipping Co, renamed KUM RUNG 5 and registered in North Korea.
It looks that somewhere she was lengthened, gives her tonnage in 2014 as 2,772 grt, 4,062 dwt..
2020 In service, same owner and name, IMO No 8850865. (See below)

North Korea 2013 50ch sg?, scott? (scan downloaded from ... en1401.htm )

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Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:43 pm

The U.N. put some sanctions on North Korean companies and shipping, it is very difficult to find out the name she is now under sailing.

KIM RUNG No5 Broadcasting false identities using AIS transmissions is relatively straightforward as the identifiers broadcast are entered manually. This allows them to be changed frequently, complicating efforts to track a vessel’s activities. AIS transmissions using identifiers registered to the KUM RUNG 5, a North Korean cargo ship, for instance, show a vessel cycling through around 30 different identifiers, including names, Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers, callsigns, and even IMO numbers, which are meant to be unique to just one vessel throughout its lifetime. This includes the use of at least four names in 2020 alone. Because the identifiers are programmed onboard the vessel, confirming the authenticity of the broadcast is not possible without other means of verification
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