PARIS (AP) _ French customs officers are inspecting a North Korean ship at the Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa as part of U.N. measures prompted by the communist nation's nuclear test, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

``The customs administration is currently proceeding with a complete and thorough inspection of merchandise and personnel on a North Korean ship on a stopover in Mayotte,'' Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said.

Mayotte is a French-administered island between the east coast of Africa and Madagascar.