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UN monitoring tiger vessel

Aug 5, 2010 12:12:36 PM - itnnews.lk

The United States has said that its Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the ship believed to be carrying tiger terrorist and sailing towards Canada. The Department is reported to have stepped up security.

At the State Department media briefing Wednesday in response to a question on the ship, Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley said the Thai ship MV Sun Sea is being monitored by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. He said appropriate action will be taken depending on the destination of the ship. Although the ship is headed reportedly towards Canada, the United States have special concerns, Crowley said adding that the U.S. monitors on an ongoing basis any ship that comes into the North American hemisphere. He said they were tracking this ship.

Meanwhile Canadian authorities they are preparing to handle any situation that may arise from the arrival of the ship. International media reported that there are over 200 LTTE cadres on board the vessel.