Crewmen of the North Korean cargo vessel Jin Teng stand on the middle of the deck as it unloads its cargo while docked at Subic Bay, in Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines, Friday, March 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jun Dumaguing)
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The Philippine coastguard said it was closely watching a North Korean vessel and its 21 crew members Sunday, as officials waited for a response from the United Nations days after the ship was seized in compliance with new sanctions.The 6,830-tonne cargo ship, the Jin Teng, is being held at Subic port, northeast of Manila, where the Philippine coastguard are guarding the freighter and monitoring its crew, said coastguard spokesman Commander Armand Balilo.Balilo said the coastguard have inspected the ship twice, once using electronic sensors to search for weapons.
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