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Old 03-27-2012
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Human Smuggling

The Canadian government says a yachting accident off the coast of Nova Scotia that has left one dead and three missing is being treated as a human smuggling attempt.

Search-and-rescue crews have found no sign of three missing sailors amid high seas and bad weather after the SV Tabasco 2 ran into mechanical troubles amid high seas and bad weather.

One other person is confirmed dead and five more were rescued from the yacht, which floundered in the frigid Atlantic Ocean Monday night.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said some of the survivors have asked for refugee status.

Read more: Toews links N.S. yacht accident to 'human smuggling' | CTV News
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