Project Sandstone Report 3: On the Trail of the Tae Yang: AIS Spoofing and North Korean Coal Smuggling


This report examines how the Tae Yang has used sophisticated measures to avoid being tracked, possibly to conduct activities that contravene UN sanctions.

The third in the series published under RUSI’s Project Sandstone, this report uncovers a series of identities used by the Tae Yang to mask its activity.

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James Byrne

Director, OSIA

Open-Source Intelligence and Analysis (OSIA)

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Catherine Dill

Associate Fellow

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Joe Byrne

Research Fellow

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Gary Somerville

Research Fellow

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