Tuesday, June 30, 2009

North Korea's Kang Nam Turns Around, and I've No Clue Why

Right now the Kang Nam, that North Korean ship that's suspected of carrying contraband weapons, isn't headed for either Syria (an idle speculation of mine) or Burma/Myanmar (a serious prediction of South Korean and American officials).

It's turned around, and is going back the way it came.

Why the ship turned around is a good question: for which there doesn't seem to be an answer. Presumably the Kang Nam's captain knows: but he hasn't shared that information, of course.

As for what I think this means: I think it means that the Kang Nam turned around, and that there's not enough information to allow reasonable speculation.

We'll just have to wait and see what happens next.

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Anonymous said...

It still hasn't refueled, has it? It's gonna run out of fuel soon.

This story's been bugging me.

I speculate it'll be towed to port by whatever US destroyer is tailing it now.

Katie said...

Very interesting info!!!

Brian H. Gill said...


I don't know what the range is for ships like the North Korean freighter.

The refueling situation may be relevant: but maritime technology has changed a bit since Midway was a critical coaling station. Good point.

Brian H. Gill said...


Thank you. I'm not sure it warranted an exclamation mark, though.

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