BREAKING NEWS
Live: Flooding in Wellington region ... Read more
Close

Canada detains suspected people-smuggler ship

Last updated 13:46 18/10/2009

Relevant offers

Americas

Researchers closing in on Captain Cook's Endeavour - but need $12m to continue Alberta fire: Entire neighbourhood burns in Canadian city, 80,000 evacuated Donald Trump looks to unify Republicans as John Kasich drops out too 'Brilliant' Australian scientist jailed in US for child sex images Kiwi families flee massive wildfires in Canada as an entire city is evacuated Fort McMurray blaze creeps up on reporter Reid Fiest live on television US Presidential race: Ted Cruz quits Republican campaign Will Ted Cruz be back for the 2020 Presidential race? Donald Trump's Indiana win virtually assures him Republican presidential nomination Anti-Trump Republicans confront dilemma: Are they ready to help elect Clinton?

The Canadian military has detained a ship believed to be trying to smuggle more than 70 migrants onto its Pacific coast.

A merchant vessel named Ocean Lady was intercepted by border officers and the Canadian military off Vancouver Island, and the people on board said they were attempting to reach Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

The origin of the vessel and nationalities of the 76 people on the ship were not immediately known.

A police photograph taken from a helicopter showed about four dozen people on the ship's deck, many with their hands raised in surrender.

The ship was escorted to a dock near Victoria, British Columbia, where the passengers and crew will be interviewed by immigration officials, police said.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content