N. Korean Ship Reverses Course
Suspected weapons vessel may be headed back home
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2009 4:51 AM CDT
The US military is tracking the Kang Nam, which may be carrying illicit weapons. It is the first vessel monitored under tougher new UN rules.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
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(Newser) – The North Korean cargo ship being monitored by the US Navy has abruptly changed course and may be heading home, Reuters reports. The Kang Nam, believed to have been carrying arms to Burma, was being tracked under toughened UN sanctions instituted after the country's recent nuclear test. "We've no idea where it's going," said one official. "The US didn't do anything to make it turn around."