He also pointed to the significance of implementing a port ban, rather than an assets freeze or travel ban - meaning that the vessels "are banned from all ports".
The port bans were enacted under UN Security Council Resolution 2375, which was passed last month after North Korea test-fired a missile that overflew Japan. Prohibitions on authorizing new permits to North Korean workers to work overseas are also in place. He is from Varna, Bulgaria and work have experience in management and development of maritime websites.
Diplomats from north korea have attended without taking the floor at the meeting of the united nations, the second of its kind organized on the application of the sanctions regime imposed on Pyongyang, according to diplomatic sources.
The UN said the four ships were the Jie Shun, the ship caught smuggling grenades; the Hao Fan 6, the Petrel 8 and and the Tong San 2. According to the website MarineTraffic, the first three cargo ships, fight, respectively the flag of the Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and North Korea. "But it's a port ban", said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on North Korea sanctions, adding the ships were found "transporting prohibited goods".
In an October 3 note to the Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee, seen by Reuters, the United States said it was withdrawing four ships it had proposed for listing - the South Korean-flagged Xin Shen Hai, the Palau-flagged East Glory 7, the Panama-flagged Kai Xiang and Cheng Hong.
The ship had left the North Korean port of Haeju on July 23, 2016, and was interdicted in Egyptian territorial waters south of the Suez Canal, the experts said.
"This is the first time in United Nations history that four ships have been designated by the 1718 committee" after the latest sanctions resolution against North Korea was adopted on September 11, panel coordinator Hugh Griffiths told reporters. Both have previously vetoed harsher sanctions on the secretive state. AFP quotes North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, Ja Song-nam, vowing that North Korea will withstand all sanctions and continue down "the road of building socialist power by dint of the spirit of self-reliance and self-development".