Nelms, Ben. “The MV Sun Sea is moved from its dock by tug boats in New Westminster, BC, in August 2019.” CBC News.

MV Sun See incident occurred. Tamil refugees in Victoria on a Thai registered cargo ship with as many of 500 Tamil on board arrived in Canadian waters. The MV Sun Sea was intercepted by armed Canadian military vessels. Health and security officials boarded the ship in Victoria, BC, and the passengers were given medical check-ups. They were then moved to detention centers in the Vancouver area to await processing of their refugee claims.