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Canada missed chances to stop migrants

posted Apr 4, 2011, 10:43 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 4, 2011, 10:44 PM ]
Monday, 04 April 2011 07:08

TORONTO — Canada and its allies missed several opportunities to stop the MV Sun Sea before it left South Asia with almost 500 Sri Lankan Tamil migrants on board, a National Post investigation has found.

The closest call was on May 9, when the Royal Thai Navy, acting on intelligence supplied by Australia, detected the Sun Sea in the Gulf of Thailand. But the ship was let go because it was outside Thai territorial waters.

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