The Lighthouse Winmore was detained off the South Korean coast in November 2017. Photo: Reuters.

Shipping firm loses court bid to make Hong Kong authorities help it retrieve tanker detained over alleged oil transfer to North Korea

  • High Court says detention of Lighthouse Winmore involves foreign affairs and is therefore central government’s responsibility under Basic Law
  • Also, ship registration does not require Marine Department to perform what company has requested, judge says
Topic |   North Korea sanctions

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The Lighthouse Winmore was detained off the South Korean coast in November 2017. Photo: Reuters.
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.