Some of the articles taken from the Star, link here
According to Shamsul the ship was about 300km from Gaza and the rough seas meant that it would be about 48 hours before it could reach Gaza.
The rough seas made it difficult to predict when they would reach Gaza, Sufi said, adding that the small ship had a total of 19 people on board - six Malaysians, five Irish and eight crew.
“We would like to emphasise that this is a totally humanitarian exercise. There are no terrorist elements on board. The Israelis have no reason to attack this ship,” he said.
Aside from veteran journalist Shamsul, the other Malaysians are lawyer Matthias Chang, Parit MP Nizar Zakaria, activist Ahmad Faizal Azumu and TV3 crew members Halim Mohamed and Jufri Junid.
Among the Irish are Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and former UN Assistant Secretary-General Denis Halliday.
"These are hardly terrorist elements. The Israelis can have no excuse to raid the Rachel Corrie," Sufi said.
The Rachel Corrie, an 1,200-ton Irish-owned cargo ship, is loaded with reconstruction, medical and educational supplies sponsored by the peoples of Malaysia, Ireland, Scotland, and Britain.
The vessel was to have been part of the flotilla but was delayed because of mechanical problems and only left Malta on May 30.
According to NGO Free Gaza, Israel has limited essential fuel to run the power station in the past three months and much of Gaza was often in darkness.
I hope this is not the last support that the Palestinian will get by the international community. Let's us all pray regardless our religion that the aid are to arrived safely at Gaza without any obstacles or resistance from the military of Israel.