Remember the Mu Du Bong? It ran aground last year nine miles off Veracruz after stopping in Havana.
Oh! That rustbucket!
Now North Korea wants it back, claiming that it’s “a revolutionary historic site”
because it had been visited by members of regime leader Kim Jong Un’s family.
You can’t make this up if you try.
Nothing in the report shows whether the ship is seaworthy enough for the long trip to North Korea, but you can bet the new crew will do their darnedest:
“If the crew cannot bring home the ship, the relevant officials are sure to be punished.”
Usually that means the summary execution of the men, and most likely the death/life imprisonment of their relatives.
The Mu Du Bong and the Chon Chong Gang have the same commercial agent, Ocean Maritime Management Company.