Caption A scene that had been continually grabbing world headlines.  This freighter, the 3,500-ton Skyluck, will go down in Hong Kong history as the refugee ship that took a "short cut" to freedom.  Unlike her predecessors, who maintained lengthy vigils outside the various regional ports, the Panamanian-registered Skyluck disregarded the authorities by quietly slipping into Hong Kong unannounced.  The ship stole into port during the early hours of Wednesday February 8 with a human cargo of 2,700 desperate Vietnamese refugees.  After ignoring signals from Waglan Island the ship continued on her track and eventually stopped at Western Anchorage where she was immediately boarded by a small party of police who were following up a report of "trouble on board an unknown ship."
Collection Chinese Immigrants from Vietnam to Hong Kong
Ownership/Donor Kiu Chan
Date 8 February, 1979
Physical Description 1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 25.5 cm. 
Summary Crowd shot of refugees on a cargo ship.
Keywords Crowds, Refugees, Cargo ships, Skyluck, Western Anchorage
Photo Number V-10