The Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Secuirty Studies (DKI APCSS) recently joined forces to create a webinar on “How Vessel Identity Laundering Facilitates North Korea ‘s Maritime Sanctions Evasion”

In the video, C4ADS experts unravel a new and complex scheme named vessel identity laundering that ships are using to create fraudulent ship registrations with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). They explain how vessel identity laundering is a significant evolution from vessel identity tampering, and how this new tactic facilitates illegal activity (to avoid sanctions or engage in smuggling). Law enforcement officers, analysts, and policymakers will benefit in particular from attending this maritime-centric webinar, because they will learn how loopholes in maritime regulations are being exploited by bad actors, as well as knowhow on how to detect and disrupt vessel identity laundering schemes.

This webinar is part of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) Take 20: Maritime Series where we explore various segments of transnational crime.