North Korea held a ceremony commissioning a 12-thousand-ton cargo vessel proudly named “Jangsoosan.” Korea’s Central News Agency reported that the vessel constructed at Nampo’s Ryongnam Shipyard was inaugurated with Korean government officials and engineers, including O Su-Yong, the secretary of the ruling Workers Party. The event took place on Thursday.
While expressing gratitude, the party’s Central Committee reported that the achievement had originated not at a conventional construction base. Rather, it was born at a mere repair factory and is, therefore, a result of patriotism and self-rehabilitation.
It said the vessel will serve as a precious foundation advancing North Korea’s maritime transport industry. Jangsoosan is the largest vessel owned by the regime, the Wise Honest. The latter had been seized by the US owing to sanctions violation.
The Wise Honest weighed about 17 thousand tons. This is the first time the North Korean media agency has reported the launch of a major cargo vessel since 2017 when “Jaryok” had set sail.