THE MU DU BONG WAS IN AN AREA PROHIBITED TO NAVIGATION AND DESTROYED CORAL
Cuban Flag: CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
N. Korean Flag: CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
Mexican authorities report that the ship damaged approximately an acre of coral reef, crushed parts of 250 coral beds, including endangered Elkhorn coral just off the coast of Tuxpan on July 14, 2014. The ship was reported as found in an empty condition. Why was an empty ship loitering off Mexico for days? We think the North Koreans are performing a new service in the Gulf in addition to weapons smuggling for Middle Eastern Terrorists customers, we think they have become major maritime drug mules. The ship presently remains at anchor in the port of Tuxpan. It is unclear whether the Mexican government will take the Captain or any of the 30 crew members into custody for violation of their navigational and environmental safety regulations. Mexico has asked the North Korean government for a 10 million peso ($770,000) bond against the eventual coral damage assessment. Good luck with that Mexico.
We do have to wonder if our intelligence services are missing all these North Korean/ Cuban operations so close to our own EEZ and territorial waters. We doubt it since they are so obvious to commercial ship tracking services. Are we doing nothing? Or does it just seem that way? When will this administration act to protect America in our own back yard?