A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived on Saturday at the American Samoan capital.
The Wise Honest was slowly towed to the port of Pago Pago during a cloudy morning and docked at the main docking section of the port that afternoon.
The trip from Indonesia took about three weeks and American Samoa, in the South Pacific, was chosen because of "its central strategic location," U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
The U.S. Department of Justice is leading an investigation into the ship's movements and activities and said the vessel will be moved to an unknown destination in the future.
U.S. officials made the announcement of the ship's seizure hours after North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea, the second weapons launch in five days and a possible signal that stalled talks over its nuclear weapons program are in trouble.