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SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has used a luxury boat to tour the country's east coast amid indications that the 90-feet-long yacht may have been smuggled into the country in defiance of UN sanctions that bans importing of luxury items to the impoverished country.
A website that tracks events in the reclusive state said the yacht, a Princess 95MY made by British-based Princess Yachts, was possibly a recent purchase, in which Kim made the 10-day official tour, according to NK News.
The Washington-based NK News website gave no evidence of when the boat was bought.
North Korea is banned from importing luxury goods under layers of UN sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile tests.
The starboard side of a luxury boat is visible in a picture North Korea's KCNA news agency released May 28 that showed him walking along a dock with military officers.
Will Green, sales director for Princess Yachts International, told NK News it suspected the boat was a 95MY.
Green said the company was looking into the matter.
"As we suspect, if it is a 95MY rather than a 98MY then the number of vessels is much greater and, given we launched the 95MY some years ago, many of them will have since changed hands on the private brokerage market," Will Green, Sales Director for Princess Yachts International, told NK News. ...
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