Canadian and US officials are on alert with regard to information about a Thai ship approaching the coast of British Columbia with LTTE cadres.
International media had reported that the MV Sun Sea vessel belongs to the LTTE. It was earlier reported that among the illegal migrants in the ship are many LTTE cadres. According to news reports in Asia, the cargo ship has been tracked since May when it made an unsuccessful attempt to land in Australia. The Canadian government is still dealing with the most recent shipload of Tamil migrants, who arrived in British Columbia last October. LTTE is a proscribed in Canada as well as in the United States. Authorities of the two countries said that accordingly they are on alert on the vessel which is carrying terrorists.