Skip to comments.Canada Seizes Tanker in Arabian Sea
Posted on 02/08/2002 6:11:08 PM PST by knakEdited on 04/13/2004 1:39:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
OTTAWA - Crew members from a Canadian frigate boarded and seized a tanker in the Arabian Sea suspected of smuggling Iraqi oil in violation of United Nations sanctions, a Canadian naval commander said Friday.
Jim Heath said the HMCS Vancouver intercepted the 1,600-ton tanker when it left territorial waters earlier this week near the Iran-Pakistan border.
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American men or those of our allies going into action is always news. It is not normally thought of as dangerous to take over a ship like that. But in time of war it is. I believe about 6 weeks ago some americans boarded a ship under a similar situation. Some of the americans were killed along with a bunch of the sailors from the ship which ended up at the bottom of the ocean.
The media have a responsibility to report news. They don't care if it's canadian, american or any ally. If they catch a whiff of the war going on, they'll report it.