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The Tamil boat mystery

Apr 17, 2010 2:48:39 PM - thecolombotimes.com

By Jane Armstrong and Colin Freeze


The Canadian navy plane circled above the mysterious cargo ship, a rusted, 100-metre-long vessel steaming at a steady 10 knots per hour toward Vancouver Island. Below, dozens of Tamil passengers who had been at sea for weeks changed into their best clothes and poured onto the upper deck.